Today I gave my grade 4 class a writing assignment. They were to write a persuasive letter to anyone- on any topic. Some of my students wrote to their parents wanting an increase in allowance, some wrote to the school principal- begging for school to be extended (yes, I have THOSE students). But one student wrote to me. He didn’t write the most articulate letter, nor did he ace the spelling, but it made me smile like a lottery winner, so I thought I would share it with you.
Dear best teacher.
I am writing to you to tell you to go on a summer adventure this summer. You should go on an adventure because you can experiance things you have never experianced before. You helped me go on adventures with the books we read this year so now it’s your turn for something exctiting!!!
First you will need all the suplies. You will need with you a backpack to put stuff in. And you will need stuff to put in it. I’m used to boy adventures but for a a girl, I think you should add a couple things. Like a hairbrush because you have long hair and I know girls use those things. And probably more clothes or shoes and maybe some mackup because girls like that too. But not too much because your pack will be heavy.
Second you need a place to go on an adventure. This is the most important step you cannot forget this step. DO NOT FORGET THIS STEP. Probably pick a place you’ve never gone before, that’s going to help make it most excititing. And make you have one of those whoa moments that you need.
The next step is to be brave and not give up and you will need to have a partner. You should take H.A.D. (the kids know his real name, since H.A.D made comics for the class and sent them gifts from the Olympics) because at first adventures are fun alone but then they get either lonely or boring so take him because you are friends with him and he can draw you comics when you are waiting and stuff. It’s also dangerous to travel alone.
The final step is pretty long but you will need some hunting tools to get food and use as protection. Probably at least a knife or something, so you can hunt, unless you are going to an adventure with a room service but even then, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Miss V i hope you go on an adventure this summer and have as much fun as you can and get a lot of outdoor experiance.
*Not his real name. I protect the clever.