Letter writing is alive and well in my classroom. We wrote a letter to Queen Elizabeth, and we received a reply. Children were beyond thrilled. Everyone heard the sound of the letter opener tearing the envelope. Anticipation!
And there it was, a real letter from Buckingham Palace, thanking us for our letter. It was written by the Queen’s Lady-in-Waiting, which added another magical level to a very important letter.
The Queen wishes me to write and thank you for your letter.
Her Majesty was pleased to hear from you and, although unable to reply to you personally, The Queen was interested to see your questions.
I enclose a little information which I hope you will enjoy reading and I am to thank you, once again, for writing as you did.
The Queen was interested to see our questions. That is wonderful! Yes, they were important and curious questions from the children.
Language is the root of learning, and it comes alive with writing letters.