KINGSBURG – Third graders in Lauren Sembritzki’s class at Lincoln Elementary are sending letters to Santa as part of their holiday activities. Although the project may seem like just a fun past-time, their teacher said the letters actually reinforce writing skills.
“Students have been working on developing and strengthening writing skills as we focus on three different text types throughout the year,” Sembritzki said. “Our goal with this project was to produce writing in which the development and organization were appropriate to task and purpose. Students had to think about Santa as their audience!” she said. “Some unusual requests we had this year were new pets, a taco hat, and even a new brother.”