National Writing Project

Students Send Thank You Letters to Soldiers at Great Valley Writing Project

Publication: The Modesto Bee
Date: October 25, 2011

Summary: Kindergarten teacher Maria Tillery at the Great Valley Writing Project collected names of active soldiers for her students to write letters to, and is hoping the letters and artwork make it to the soldiers in time for Veterans Day.

 

Excerpt from Article

"It's more meaningful writing letters. It's teaching writing, but also giving kids a purpose for writing," Costales said. She collected names of active soldiers with a connection to Waterford, and is hoping the letters and artwork make it to them in time for Veterans Day, which is Nov. 11.

Moon's kindergarten through second-grade students got to meet real Army soldiers from Waterford on Thursday.

Read the Full Article

Read Kids send thank-yous to soldiers in the Modesto Bee.

© 2014 National Writing Project