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Gloria Gloria is offline
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What I do
Old 11-19-2005, 11:47 AM

This takes a lot of work on your part but kids really get into this. I have each of my 57 students write me a letter and tell me about them and they can ask me questions. Then I handwrite each one of them a letter back and ask them questions. They then respond to me.

It takes several hours but the questions that they ask are so funny.

eg: If you were a student now, who would be your favorite teacher?

When you were little and I know it might be hard to remember since it was so long ago, what was your favorite food?

I just love doing this and it teaches them how to love to write friendly letters and how to address envelopes. They even design their own stamp and glue it on.

This has worked for my 5th and 3rd graders. Maybe you could also have them write to the class pet or stuffed animal and then you write them back as if the pet/stuffed animal had answered it.
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