Thursday, May 15, 2014
4 Great Lessons Learned from Pen-Pals
- Geography: Everyone in my house still seems to be a little confused about "The United States". I am taking this is as a great opportunity to really help them understand about our states and how they are all part of America. I printed out a map of the United States that we can hang on the wall and really study, especially every time we get a letter from her special new friend.
- Reading: My daughter loves writing her name, her dog's name, etc, but we have not quite been able to make the switch yet to reading books. It makes her frustrated so I haven't pushed it yet, even though she is entering Kindergarten in the Fall. However, now she is begging me to teach her how to read so she can read the letters from her new BFF.
- Money: I took her with me to the post office and she helped me buy the stamp for her letter. We worked on what a dollar really means and counted out the change she got back from the post office.
- The Importance of Friendship: We work on this one whenever we can. It's very important to me that she understands that in life we all need good friends.
Who knows how long this pen-pal interest will last, but for now I am enjoying watching my daughter hard at work on her letters for her new friend.