Some favorite new "Reasons to Write", courtesy of Lewis Room 20:
To ask the animal shelter for an exception to their volunteer beginning at age 12 rule.
To arrange a playdate!
To write a letter to your pet. In their own language. "Dear George, Meow, purr, meow, meow."
The letter-writing experiences that others share via social media keep us motivated each year but no one has inspired us more than a certain group of 4th graders. For the second April in a row, Write_On donated letter writing kits and extra cards to Mark Richner’s Lewis Room 20 at Portland’s Lewis Elementary. Mark devised an entire curriculum around the month-long Write_On campaign working all sort of lessons into the project ranging from time-management skills (as a class they collectively decided on when in the day would work best to write daily letters) to innovative card design (they watched a video of the die-cut process we employ at Egg Press as inspiration for creating their own cut-out cards!).
With enthusiasm and perseverance, they kept it up, even through a power outage that had the whole class writing in the dark. Congratulations Lewis Room 20 on completing the Write_On Challenge! And thank you for the truly extraordinary thank you letters you sent us. You are one talented bunch and we treasure them!