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Tonya Kelly, M.Ed

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Pen Pals for Seniors Project

As a class, we will create a "note card for a senior citizen "project. We are calling it "Be Kind Be Thankful" You will write a friendly letter to someone you don't know who needs cheering up. For the card and drawing, you will create make sure the writing is simple, clear, and fairly large so it can be read or recognized quickly. Once everyone has completed their cards the teacher will prepare them and share the thankful cards with senior citizens who need some good cheer all across the world. seesaw instructions 1. click the example listen to instructions and view the friendly letters 2. click student template write your friendly letter ( Friendly letter needs a greeting, body, and a closing) 3. draw a picture using pen pencil glowpen highlighter 4. finish click check button to add to the journal

3rd Grade, 2nd Grade, 4th Grade, Art, Social Emotional Learning, Writing
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Compatible with: Chromebooks, computers, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, Android phones, Kindle Fire

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Social distancing and the stay-at-home order are essential to help fight the spread of COVID-19, but it has had a huge impact on the mental health affecting seniors living in independent and assisted living facilities. Seniors have not been allowed to have regular contact with family or friends for some time now, because these facilities remain closed to visitors. Start a Pen Pals for Seniors by inviting your students to send encouraging and friendly notes, as well as poems, drawings, and stories to seniors who might be happy to read something from a friendly pen. This would make a great way to show students how to have "Acts of Service" and give back to their community. The project also gives students the opportunity to practice their writing and artistic skills. You can find local senior citizens organizations, community organizations in your areas who would love to received the letters from your students.