Last quarter, my first graders were required to write a letter in expository form for a district assessment, and it was very hard for them. They were able to relate the concept to writing a letter to Santa.
In the future, I hope to get them more excited about writing about other topics, not just animals like Polar Bears, Ants, Hibernating Animals, and Woodchucks.
I hope readers had a great first week back after break! I know the rest of the year is going to go by fast from here on out!