I had my kids at school write a letter to my daughter pretending they were my daughter's cat, Muffassa. I showed them the video she made about her cat, some pictures of him dressed up in her baby clothes & told them a few stories about Muffassa. I call him Maximus because he's so huge!
We also read a bunch of picture books that had letter writing included & discussed how letters could be used to tell a story. These are some of the books we read:
I Wanna Iguana
Yours Truly Goldilocks
Dear Mr. Blueberry
Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School
and With Love, Little Red Hen
Dear Peter Rabbit
They loved pretending that they were such a bad kitty & loved making demands on my daughter to do this & to do that for them. It was a great introduction to letter writing for them. They used wonderful 'show me sentences' and let my daughter really know how they felt about her not cleaning their litterboxes on time & what they thought about her food choices and the like.
It was a great lesson & I just thought I'd share.
What was your favorite lesson of all time - either by you or from a favorite teacher you had?
Here's the youtube link that I showed my kids of Muffassa: