As to not lose the art of handwriting in this generation, my son now has a pen pal. Wendy's son and DS are the same age. They are both homeschooled. They live states apart. What better mix could we get? The kids get to share their lives with one another. They get mail in the mail box addressed to them. They get to learn about another state. Another family. We, the mothers, get co-operation in hand writing. WooHoo!
Since writing is still pretty new to my son, I thought we would do a sentence a day and mail it on Friday. He was so excited he wanted to do them all today and get it sent. He wrote four simple sentences, even helping with what he wanted to say. We included some surprises and off it went.
It's so exciting!