Fan mail, ah fan mail, both a joy and a challenge: It's usually a joy to read and always a challenge to keep up with responding. I especially love coming across beautifully crafted letters, and I am partial to student drawings. In the above basket, I save 'special' letters. These are ones that are particularly moving or funny or beautifully made.
In a recent batch, I enjoyed these colorful letters from a school in Texas, based on Love That Dog and Hate That Cat and inspired by their creative teacher:
And these from a school in Pennsylvania, using concrete poem-drawings and also inspired by another creative teacher: