Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The BIG Thank You --- Writing Letters to the Troops

Hey Guys,

So I have a BIG favor to ask of you all!!  I know, I know, it's only my second post and I'm already asking for favors.  However, what I'm asking is for your to help spread some love and thanks to our American troops deployed overseas AND work on letter writing skills in your classroom or with your children at home!

A local Atlanta radio  morning show, The Bert Show on Q100, hosts The BIG Thank You campaign each year!  The purpose of The Big Thank You, is to get a heartfelt, handwritten letter into the hands of every service man and woman deployed outside of the United States on Thanksgiving Day!  You can read all about this letter writing campaign at: The Bert Show's Big Thank You.

I LOVE that this project can spread some love to those serving and protecting our country, while also providing an opportunity to hit some important writing standards in the classroom!  Most of the staff, students, and school families at my awesome elementary school participate in this project, and I've made it easy for you and your students to participate too!

Please download the packet below as a FREEBIE from my TPT store, or by clicking on the Google Docs link below!  This packet includes all of the directions, teacher tips, sample homework/parent letter, and letter writing templates that you need to get this project going in your classroom!  What a special way to teach our students to have gratitude for our freedom!

Please send this information out to your other teacher friends!  Get your school, church, temple, sorority, fraternity, business, etc. to write letters to our troops! 

All letters should be received by October 30th!  So download, read the directions, and get busy writing your letters of gratitude!

The BIG Thank You Project

 If this is a project that you can tackle with your classroom, please leave me a note/comment below, or e-mail me at theowlteach@gmail.com!

Hootfully yours,


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