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Wednesday 24 November 2010

Dear Father Christmas

It's a real a slog sometimes motivating my son to write and I know I'm not alone. However I do believe there is one writing exercise that any boy who celebrates Christmas will be eager to get on with, that's writing their wish list for Father Christmas. It feels really early to me, (its not even December) but inspired by spotting the first Father Christmas of the season, Joe wrote his list. On one side he did a drawing, the other his list and a joke he made up for Father Christmas (he plans to leave the punch line out on Christmas Eve) On those days when every letter, every word is a struggle, its good to reflect on the ease of writing a wish list! and as one of his teachers said 'any writing is good writing.'

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