Thursday, November 15, 2007

Thanks at Thanksgiving

One of our latest projects in Writing Workshop is to write a thank you letter to someone in your life that has made your life better. Students chose parents, grandparents, aunts, cousins, and family friends. Most of the letters were exceptional in sincerity and meaning. The following letter below, by Trey is one examples.

November 8, 2007

Dear Grandpa,

I would like to tell you how much I appreciate everything you have done for me. So get ready to be very amazed at my writing about my dedication to you.

I am very grateful when you take me to the camper every weekend. When we go there it's like we are in heaven. The reason why I think it's heaven is because it is just so peaceful there. The birds are always chirping and the deer are always grazing. When we go there we ride around on golf carts. Sometimes we work for the manager or sometimes we fish. I am very grateful because if you did not take me to the camper, I would be watching Addy, or siting in my room really bored. I would probably be planning a prank on Ashlee (Should I use water balloons filled with hot water or the old whipped cream in the hand prank?).

I am grateful that you were always there for me when Dad was not. If you would not have been there for me I would not have had any other boys to have fun with. Like that time in Tar Hollow when this kid laughed at me because I had no Dad around like most kids but I told him that I did have a Dad, my Grandpa. Since then you have been my substitute Dad.

Grandpa I can't tell you how grateful I am. Especially not in this little peace of writing but I am really grateful that you have done all those things for me. Thank you Grandpa.

Your Grandson,



Anonymous said...

I think doing the letters was fun. We should thank those people in our lives that care about us.


Mr. McGuire said...

I agree Chris. Also, I think when parents and grandparents get the letters, they will really be touched by how much they are appreciated.

Anonymous said...

I read my letter to my mom and she cried her eyes out. I asked her if it made her sad or if she loved it. She said that it was the best letter she ever heard. That makes me feel really good to hears someone say that about a letter that you put a lot of work into.

It was very fun to write a letter to thank a person that does so much for you.

Anonymous said...

I thought it was cool to wright a letter to our parents/grandparents. my mom said "that i did a good job on it".

Anonymous said...

It was a great letter Trey!

Anonymous said...

I forgot to give my letter to my Dad

Anonymous said...

Great thank you letter trey.


Anonymous said...

I think that Trey's letter is pretty good letter.

Anonymous said...

I thought that it was awesome that we could write to our grandparents and show them how thankful we are for them. when my grandparent saw my letter I gave to them they nearly cried. They where so happy that I did that for them.

Anonymous said...

Grandparent are like your parents.Your Grandpa will enjoy this.Great job Trey!