Tuesday, October 7, 2008

PenPals Are Great!

The kids are working on writing to their penpals today. They are so tickled with them and it makes them both so happy when they get letters in the mail.
To do this and make it easier for them this is our process: We read the letter we've received. Then they tell me what they want to say back. I write it in letter form for them (hopefully we'll bypass this step soon, especially as the year goes on and with practice). Then they copy it over for themselves and the rough draft I wrote for them goes in the notebook of saved work. That'll be great for the future also, they'll have the full conversations to look back on.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi ran across your blog and it is very helpful as I am thinking about starting homeschooling. Question about the pen pals. Where/how did you find pen pals so such young children or are these relatives?
Thanks,
Krista

AutumnLeavz said...

Hi there, Thanks for the compliment! Any other questions you have, feel free to ask!
For pen pals there are many different places you can find them. I got them through a forum I belong to, but there are also safe websites. A word though about safety. If you're worried, you can always get a post office box to receive the letters in.
~Autumn