- word wall
- pens and pencils
- Create a word wall in your classroom of words the children are learning or have learned. Encourage the children to use the word wall to write letters to anyone they choose. The children may use any of the supplies at the post office center to do their writing.
- Encourage children to use words they know from the word wall and to sound out words they do not know to complete the letters.
- Let the children put their letters in envelopes, address them, and place them in the classroom mailbox.
- As a class, explain what happens to letters when they are placed in the mailbox.
- Arrange to have a class pen pal. As a class, write a letter to your new pen pal.
1. Cut pieces of paper to fit around each tissue box. Give one to each child.
2. Encourage the children to decorate their paper and write their name on it.
Help them tape it into place on their tissue box.
3. Cut sentence strips into word-sized pieces, and then cut in half horizontally.
4. With or without help, children can write on the sentence strips, creating
various letters, numerals, words, and so on.
5. When they are finished, they can add their words and letters to their box.
6. Children can use their reading boxes to practice their reading skills.