Some favorite new "Reasons to Write", courtesy of 4th graders at Lewis Elementary:
To ask the animal shelter for an exception to their rule that volunteers be at least 12 years old.
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 during this year's campaign than a certain group of 4th graders. For the second April in a row, Write_On donated letter-writing supplies to Portland's Lewis Elementary. Teacher Mark Richner (Lewis Room 20) devised an entire curriculum around the month-long Write_On campaign by working all sorts of lessons into the project ranging from time-management skills (they collectively decided upon 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 to all the 4th graders at Lewis Elementary for 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!