Today, we did our final Patricia Polacco activity - we completed our final copies of letters, which will be sent to the author. The rough drafts were written in each child's journal, and as their "editor" I was called for help in making them grammatically correct and to correct spelling. I did not correct all their spelling mistakes, just the words children knew just didn't look right. We took this time to talk about writing neatly, to use sentence stoppers, and appropriate space between words. I hope Ms. Polacco enjoys reading these letters, and can appreciate how much we all enjoyed and learned from her books. As Maddy says, her "books are different - in a good way."