Monday, October 25, 2010


The girls' school stresses the importance of reading, which I feel the same. I just feel like there is more to it than that, I know they need to practice writing & with conversations as well. I had thought of getting them journals or diaries, but at 8 & 7 what would you say to yourself??? So last week I came up with a brilliant idea. Since my Sissy is so far away in Arkansas (she has 2 daughters as well, Gretchen 10 & Sydney 8) the girls only get to visit 2-3 times per year. I would love nothing more than for them to be best friends, but how can they know much about each other with all this distance?? So voila they are pen-pals!!! I LOVE IT!!! They wrote them letters last week asking all kinds of questions & telling about their school. They received letters back & have started on their second letters to them!! This way they can learn more about their cousins, conversations, writing, spelling & such!

1 comment:

  1. Kate that's a great idea! You have no idea how many 8th graders I have in class that could have benefitted from something like that.