Thank you for the wonderful response to our supply list! We are well equipped and ready to go! One of our compostion books is used for the Friday Letter. Students practice essay skills by writing a weekly letter to their parents about the events of the week. I love reading the letters. We work on them together, but gradually the students write independently on Friday mornings. (Most weeks!) You will see that their viewpoints and expressions are often entertaining and can be touching. At the end of the letter, the student writes :P.S. Please write back! You can respond to your child and they love to read it. Letters are private. Research has shown that writing for an audience is an important part of the growth process in writing. You can encourage your child in this area by letting them know that their Friday Letter is something you look forward to reading!