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    By Helen

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    I have made mailboxes for my class using sturdy boxes with dividers, from the liquor store and covering them with paper, or painting them , to cover the advertising.
    I then label each box with a child's name and put
    paper and pencils out. The rules are; you may write a note to a friend before school, during breaks, or if you finish your work early. You may not pass notes in class, they must be placed in the mailbox. The notes MUST be signed and they MUST be positive. I then model notewritng by placing short notes into each box...Great Work today! I saw you sahre with Ann! Thank you! etc.
    They loved it. First graders have a hard time with letter writing because most have never received a letter. Start small and build.
    There are sites online where you can create and print letters fro them from Santa, etc. I cannot remember just where at this moment but will look for the addy.


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