We have been very busy in Room 1! After reading the book "I Wanna Iguana" about a little boy who writes letters to his mom persuading her to let him get an iguana as a pet, we decided to do the same! We learned about the form of a letter and talked about how we could write our letter so as to persuade the reader to agree to our request. Everyone wrote the first draft of their letter in their writer's notebook and then I edited their letters for spelling and punctuation. Each child then wrote their good copy.
It seemed a waste to go to the trouble of writing the letter for no audience so we decided to mail the letter as well! We learned about addresses and talked about what streets we live on and what city/province/country we live in. And finally...we walked to the mailbox to mail our letters! It was so much fun! Be sure to check your mailbox in the next few days for a very special letter :)