I had the labels ready and called on kids to pick one and label my letter.
(Oops! Should have used a darker marker.)
This was the end result but getting there was a bit tricky for a few of the kids. After a part was labeled, I had kids do a Think-Pair-Share...was it correct?
After we finished, I asked the kids if a writer always had to use DEAR in the greeting. Many shook their little heads and gave various examples of greetings I had already used. One boy said, "You could say, "Hey there Cowboys and Cowgirls!" Is that adorable? I wonder if his Kindergarten teacher used that greeting?
Can you guess what my MM greeting will be tomorrow? :)