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Practice Writing Skills With Thanksgiving Notes


Young students should be able to write, or at least copy, short notes. What better opportunity to hone their writing skills than sending thank-you notes in the days prior to Thanksgiving?  

Brighten someone’s day by helping your child send a simple, handwritten thank-you note.  What could be more heartwarming than receiving a personal note from a young student who is just learning how to write?

Likely recipients could be:


“Thank you for being a wonderful grandmother. Happy Thanksgiving!”

Aunts or uncles:

“Thank you for being a special uncle. Happy Thanksgiving!”

Friendly pediatrician or dentist:

“Thank you for taking such good care of me. Happy Thanksgiving!”

Local police officer or firefighter:

“Thank you for watching over us. Happy Thanksgiving!”

Neighborhood mail carrier:

“Thank you for your hard work. Happy Thanksgiving!”

Special neighbors:

“Thank you for being a wonderful neighbor. Happy Thanksgiving!”

Don’t forget teachers:

“Thank you for teaching me how to write. Happy Thanksgiving!”

The list can go on…

In addition to helping your child practice her writing skills, you will be strongly reinforcing the true meaning of Thanksgiving.  It’s not about turkey dinners and football games; it’s about families gathering together and giving thanks for their blessings.

Thank you, School Family readers, for your interest in my writing…Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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