Writing a letter to your students is a wonderful way to build relationships with them! You can also use this time to review important skills. Tomorrow morning, my 2nd graders will review motions for the parts of a friendly letter. They'll also practice reading it with a partner. Each time they find punctuation, they'll pause. We'll talk about how the punctuation helps us know when to breathe.
Then, they'll read the same letter with a partner, but this time it'll be missing capital letters and punctuation. The goal is for the students to see how important it is to add punctuation. Punctuation reminds us to breathe. :) If you use this strategy with your students, remember to start with the strong example.