What began as a way to connect with students has turned into a beautiful relationship outside of the classroom that we could have never expected! We have learned so much more about our students that we just didn’t have much time for in the classroom. Writing letters allows us to ask each student about interests, hobbies, likes, dislikes, pets, sports, and family time. Some have even been writing to former students, reconnecting and learning how they have grown and developed over the years. Writing letters has taken off so well that many of us hope to continue this tradition even when we go back to school. It is a wonderful way to practice writing and an amazing way to learn about the many interests of our unique students!