January 18

Friendly Letters

There is nothing like getting a handwritten letter in the mail.  I’m a strong believer in writing thank you notes.  In fact, my daughter recently thanked me for insisting that she always write thank you notes for all of her gifts.

I gave her a model to use which I shared with the children when they wrote a thank you note for one of their Christmas gifts.  First, thank the person specifically for the gift he/she gave you.  Then tell him/her why you like it or what you plan to do with it.  Then complement the person and add a personal comment or question.  I was very pleased with their final products.

We also learned the five parts of a friendly letter:  heading, greeting, body, closing, and signature.

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