Letter writing is a big part of second grade. I decided this year I am going to have my students write letters and actually mail them...they get so excited when the get a response in the mail. I typed up a little note to the parents and asked them to share a few names and address of friends and family. I even asked for some donations of stamps, we'll see what I get. If they don't want to share addresses, I will just send the letters home and the parents can mail them.
I also keep a map up in my room all year and we mark different places that we read and learn about. I'm hoping we get a few letters from around the country and the world to help us with our geography.
If there are any second grade teachers that would like to do pen-pals with us, please e-mail me or comment below and we can get in touch.
I'm located in Northern California.