2017 Stories – 41 – Nathaniel’s Letters

Nathaniel started a new school this year. He was the only newcomer to the Third Grade and I wasn’t sure how it was all going to play out. He’s pretty outgoing and pretty easygoing so I was optimistic that things would be okay but I wasn’t sure. As it worked out, he has been adjusting fine for the most part (thankfully). 

There are many things I love about this new school but one of my favorite things is the Weekly Reflection letters he writes each Friday (I know it will come as a shock to you that I like exercises that help you reflect, he hee!) These lovely hand-written letters come in a lovely, colored envelope each week and contain tidbits from his week. He also writes a glow (something he’s proud of) and a grow (an area of improvement) each week. 

These letters are the highlight of my week and I savor them. I am so grateful to his teachers for creating such a wonderful memento for this scrapping mom and giving the kids an opportunity to reflect each week. 


Stories from 2017 is a year-long project for 2017. You can read more about my projects for 2017 here.

2 comments to 2017 Stories – 41 – Nathaniel’s Letters

  • Pat

    Terrific idea on the teacher’s part– reflecting on the week’s learning and activities, composing thoughts, and evaluating one’s progress. Kudos to her. And yes what a wonderful collection of letters you’ll have at the end of the year. And you can do something special to preserve them. Thanks for sharing.

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