23 September 2015

1 Easy Way to Say Thank You to the Military

I can't believe it's FALL! There's so many wonderful things that come with Fall, including Thanksgiving! Each year my class writes letters as part of Bert's Big Thank You to send to those deployed near and far.
I'm always surprised by the teaching community and friends I've found through blogging and creating products, and how far those connections can really go.

Each morning on my way to work (I have a 45 minute to an hour commute), I listen to The Bert Show, and each year they put on Bert's Big Thank You in an effort to get an handwritten letter into the hands of each and every service man and woman currently deployed outside the United States. Their goal is to receive letters from every state, and over 1,000,000 letters!
As teachers, we have the unique ability to get LOTS of these letters written and pretty quickly. My class spends time each year talking about writing thank you letters, and why it's so important to take the time to actually do so.
Take a look at some of these cutie patootie letters!
Here's the challenge to you:

Have you class write letters - heck, encourage your entire school to write a letter and get it to The Bert Show by October 30, 2015! I know that doesn't leave much time, but squeeze it into your day, and then get them sent off! You CAN do it!

To help make it a little easier for you, I put together this FREE download - print, copy, write! Spread the word - tell your teacher friends, guidance counselors, principals, family, and friends, and let's get these letters written! Grab it here or click on any of the pictures below.
I'd love to know if you're writing letters! Share below with your grade and state, and SPREAD THE WORD - your blog, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter - wherever you can!

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  1. I planning on sending some letters into the show. I teach 2nd grade in Colorado! Thanks for the stationary. Tina

    1. Hi Tina! I love that your students in Colorado will be writing letters too! Feel free to share the information and templates with others at your school! We try to get every class at our school to participate!

  2. I am going to have my students write letters next week. This is great!


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