Thursday, October 6, 2011

Traditions and Letters of Thanks


My class loved reading Patricia Polacco's The Keeping Quilt the past two weeks. It's such a special story about the importance of family and traditions. Students completed their own family tradition quilt square too and were proud to share a piece of their heritage.


After reading The Keeping Quilt, I read aloud some of her other books: Babushka's Doll, Some BirthdayChicken Sunday, Thunder Cake and the most touching of the bunch, The Junkyard Wonders                      

To show our appreciation for her talent as a wonderfully inspiring author students wrote thank you letters to Patricia Polacco today.  



My class was "Over the Top" excited when we received a letter in return from Patricia Polacco.
There's no better way to bring letter writing to life than this!


Thanks for taking a "Peek in my Planbook".

2 comments:

  1. I was excited to find this post! Patricia Polacco is my very favorite children's book author! I can't wait to use her literature in my future classroom! Great activity for the Keeping Quilt!


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    Ashley

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  2. love the tradition activity! just saw you find me through the link up and now i have found you! katie @ encouraging patience

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