[Editor’s Note: These letters have been lightly edited for clarity.]
Students from Waller Elementary’s 2nd and 3rd grade creative writing class had to learn to use punctuation and write a letter to their father, who is away on business, while describing a shopping trip with mom and taking a pet to the vet’s office.
“I'm not so happy right now Mom played a joke in a plublic place! I hope you come back soon. Everyone laughed at me. Mom put a banana Peel on the floor and it wasn’t even funny. Well I guess it was a little funny. But I was mad for a long time. A really long time. I locket myself in my room for 3 days. I took the dog to the vet but right before he ate my homework. He got a x-ray and she said, “Does this dog like math.” I though it was a joke. But then I saw what she meant I got in trouble at home and school.
Mom and I went to Shopping at Super 1. Mom slipped on a banana, because I dropped it by accident Mom shouted “you are going to get a woopen” It hurt bad. I could not stop crying. Dad the dog broke his leg on Friday. He was 2 months old. A man was going to fast in his car then he hit the dog and it broke his leg. In a couple of month he will be well and healthy.
All my Love
JA’ TREVION ROGERS
I hope things are going fantastic with you but things are not going so terrifc with us. Friday 2:36 p.m. Mom the dog and I were coming out of super1 foods and the dog got hit by a truck. There were no brakes on the truck so he couldn’t stop. Izzy is badly hurt right now, but she should be fine in a few weeks. She was running out of the store when she got hit. When
Izzy dashed out of the store mom yelled “Izzy stop”, but she wouldn't.
Saturday 7:30 a.m. we took Izzy to the vet. The dog was frightened. Izzy was Terriied because the doctor was about to give her a shot. After the shot, The dog started dancing of excitment. Turns out, that dog’s got skills. She was really happy, Then I Said “wow. Izzy you must be happy.”
LIAM O’ CONNOR
Mom and I went to Wal*Mart, Thursday evening at 5:00 p.m. Baby sister was crying the whole time while we got food. A shopping stranger said “That the baby is going in the trash”. Mom was so angry I thought her head was going to explode! I was to watch the baby, but I left to go help Mom instead. But when we came back we saw the stranger take the baby. The baby was crying because that’s when we saw the stranger taking her. Mom called the police and when she stopped using the phone she sat down and cried.
Now I am going to tell you about the vet. on Friday, ehen we drove to the vet and we saw the vetairen she said “Do you want to help me?” I said “Yes please”. Then, a owner and his dog came and when they came the dog peed on his owner. The owner’s pants were wet everywhere. The dog did it by an accident. The owner said “You dog look what you did. After that mom drove us home. I had a great day.
I am so happy that every thing is great with you! Well there was a power out at the store.
Someone clipped the cord. The person was a girl and she screamed “I hate you!” She was
angery at store owner. I know that because she had a button that said I hate the store owner on it. We were there today at 8:30p.m. therr were people just looking at the new iPad so we got you one. It was easiy to get shopping done intil the cable was cut, We had nothing to do. Mom is not in a good mood.
On the way to the vet instead of the dog looking out the window he was weeping. So I sat
next to him. When we parked the dog didn’t get up so I carries him. We got in and we waited
for the girl to call us. Finally she said “Copeland” We went in and we found out he was a she and she had eight babies. I thought it was weird having a girl dog and not a boy! “She’s
having babies” said the man. Mom saw the cute babies and said we love them so much.” Mom came out of the bad mood and came in a good one.
I got your letter, and I have some bad news and good news. First, let me tell you the good news.
One week ago We were on the way to Walmart when mom said to Erick “You can sit in the front today because it is a special day today.” Erick was excited to sit in the front with mom. It was fun.
Now let me tell you the bad new and it was sad. A month ago we took the dog to the vet.
He needed a shot but he did not want a shot. He was scared of the needle. So he ran away over the bridge and we have not seen him ever ever again. “I wish I had my dog with me.” I said to myself.
Sincerly your daughter,
I got your you letter and I am excited to tell you about the shopping adventure and the trip to the vet.
At the store something funny happed. I was making funny faces at Tommy. Tommy was moving like a wiggle worm. Mom said “Stop that,” but I could it help myself so I kep on doing it and then the baby got stuck in the chiar. I got in trouble.
Now, let me tell you about the trip to the vet when we got to the vet the vet aked us questions like “How old is your dog? I need to measure your dog. When was your dog born? The vets name was Mr. Wilton. Mr. Wilton said “That our dog, Sam has to have surgery. Mr. Wilton said Sam is going to be all right. A few days later he was right. We love our dog and you so much.
The last letter is from second grader Jada Kidd who had to describe a trip to the doctor...
One day I was very sick. I had to go to the doctor to get a shot, They gave me medicine I did not like it al all. My Mom was at colrain, Ireland. I missed my Mom very much. My dad was with me. I had nighttmares and I never know when I was screaming at night. Then the next night I was screaming and my Dad had to call the ambulance.