In the age of cell phones, texting, instant messages, and skype, hand written letters are becoming the thing of the past. Sad, but true.
When our English class, got to the lesson on how to write an informal letter, I was like “Oh Yeah!”. Not only were the kids going to practice writing a letter, they were actually going to send a letter through the mail.
First week their assignment was to select a person they would like to send a letter to and also write a rough draft. The second week, I brought in colorful stationary and stamps. They wrote their letters in class.
Addressed and stamped the envelopes.
Then they mailed them at home.
Right after my daughter put her letter in the mailbox, the mailman arrived. He was looking at the mail with a funny look and asked, “Do you want this letter to go through the system or shall I just put it in the mailbox across the street? Is she learning to write a letter in school?” LOL
My daughter wrote a letter to her friend across the street. I told him yes, she was learning to write a letter and it needed to go through the system. He was very impressed. lol
All the kids were excited when they received an answer to their letters in the mail. Try letter writing with your own kids. It’s a lot of fun.