Sunday, January 13, 2013

After School Link Party: Thank You Notes

Welcome to the After School Link Up!

We worked on writing our thank you notes this week. Sassyfras and Juiciness are reading a little and writing letters well at this point, but not enough to write an entire letter by themselves. They can do "copy work" well though.
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I made a page for them to copy that said, "Thank you" using this site. Then, I stocked their clipboard/lap desk thing (does it have a real name?) with blank cards, crayons, colored pencils, stickers, and stamps/ink.  I explained that they were writing to say thank you for gifts from people we didn't see when they opened the gift.

I asked them copy the words "thank you" and dictate a sentence or two to me about the gift.  They signed their names when we finished.

how to write a thank you note with kids

It took several sittings to get all their notes done, but by then end, they were getting pretty good at them.  It also made them very happy to have something to put in the mailbox!  

Little J can write his notes independently, he just needs a little prodding to get it done.  The promise of a dance party when we finished seemed to be an encouragement!

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Kim @ The Educators Spin On It said...

We need to do this too! Thanks for reminding me, I will be adding it to next week's after school planner. So glad you're starting the new year with the After school Party!

Raising a Happy Child said...

Sadly, my daughter needs A LOT of prodding for this kind of activities. Their Thank You notes are adorable!