Friday Letters Writing through the Year. This is a great tool to have students communicate with parents what they are learning in the classroom. Students take the letters home and parents write a little note on the back. They return the letters the following week and you collect them through the year to make a memorable keepsake at the end of the year. This can be done as a shared writing or independent writing. There are over 100 writing templates to cover the year for various themes. There is also 4 versions of writing paper to use for kindergarten through 5th grade. I have also included a note to parent explaining how the Friday Letter works.