Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Letters to My Kids: July 2013

I completely forgot to post letters for June or July. I'm sorry, I know that some of you really enjoy using the ideas I post on here. 

Well, I'm sad to say that I will not be sharing my June letters with you. The online writing system that Compassion has only shares the last 3 letters you write to the kids and there aren't any remaining from June. And, I don't keep a typed record of what I handwrite, at all. 

But! You're in luck, because I am going to share the letter I wrote in July!

I wrote it on July 4th. I wanted to write it on Independence Day, so the kids would know that I was writing it on the day I was celebrating. I got this letter idea (and pretty much copied parts of it exactly) from Jill over at Compassion Family . Here is the letter: 


How are you? I am so thankful to have this opportunity to write another letter to you. It is summer here in our country and during this season we celebrate the independence of our country. Our national holiday is July 4th and everywhere you look you see red, white and blue - the colors of our flag. People celebrate independence day by spending time with their families and by setting off fireworks. I've always loved watching fireworks, since I was a little child.

My country is divided into 50 different states. I put a map of my country on the bottom of this letter? That map shows you the 50 states. Our flag has 50 stars on it to represent these 50 states. I put a picture of our flag on the letter too. I thought I would share some interesting facts about my country with you.

Sports - Our popular sports include football, baseball and basketball.
Food - All American food includes hamburgers, hot dogs and french fries. We also like our soda (Coke).
People - Our country is made up of people from all over the world. There are very few native Americans compared to those who immigrated here and had descendants.
Cities - Our biggest cities include New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and our capital city is Washington, D. C.
Landscape - In our country we have forests, mountains, volcanoes, deserts, plains and coastline.
Agriculture - We grow many things in our country including apples, corn, wheat, cotton and hay.
Animals - Some of the animals native to our country include deer, black bear, raccoons, beavers, skunks and alligators.

I hope you enjoyed reading a little bit about my country. If you have any questions or want to know more about something, please ask me.

When is your country's independence day?



1 comment:

  1. Kris (georgedarling)August 7, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    What a nice letter about our country. I enjoyed reading it.