Newport News, VA
Submitted: September 15, 2001
the beginning of the year, I read the book "George and Martha"
written by James Marshall. It is several stories of two very close
friends. George is always thinking up new and interesting ideas
and going on trips. I purchased a stuffed George and Martha at
my local book store. On each Frieday, I send a notebook home with
a student with the instructions that they are to take George everywhere
they go over the weekend and write Martha a "friendly"
letter about it. When they come back to school on Monday, we take
Martha down and they read the letter to her. The students love
this and it helps with their ability to write friendly letters
correctly. At the end of the year, Martha is tired of staying
at school, and she goes on her own adventures and writes back