We also write to correspond with others. As you know, the children have pen pals from California and we are really enjoying the experience. In fact, today I gathered the students and said excitedly, "I have GREAT and WONDERFUL and EXCITING news to share!" (thinking about our upcoming field trip on Friday) and David exclaimed, "Oh! I know what you are going to say! We get to write our pen pal letters today!" I'm thrilled that a writing "assignment" can bring such joy - wonderful!
Another correspondent we have now is darling Emi who is finishing the year in British Columbia. We received an email from Emi yesterday, and I told the kids that they could take turns emailing her back. Oliver wanted a turn today, and typed - all by himself - this piece that nearly had me in tears:
hi this is oliver g.
i was just going to tell you that i know you are very very far away from summers knoll.
and i also had to tell you that we miss you.
and one last thing since you are very very far away i hope you will be back soon.
Wouldn't you love to receive such a missive?