Caleb chose to write his letter to his new brother. We brainstormed at home about what he might write and came up with a word bank to help him when he wrote in class.
This is what he came up with:
How are you? I have a lot of cars!
You might be my brother.
Do monkeys steal your food?
You will have a great school to go to.
We will have cousins.
We have a class pet. He is a rat.
His name is Whiskers. :)
We have snow sometimes.
We have a dog. His name is Scout.
I have baseball, soccer.
We will have an awesome time.
I feel like I must explain the comment about the monkeys. Each time I've traveled to Africa, I've seen monkeys in the trees in both suburban and rural communities. The little rascals are pests, known for stealing food off people's plates or fruit off counters in homes with doors left open. That's why Caleb asked that question.