Another quick post tonight. I just HAD to share this with you. One of my 4th graders wrote this paper about her lifetime friend, and it is beautiful…just beautiful! The prompt was to explain why friends are important. Here goes:
Before I went to school friends were my smooth, plastic, pretty dolls. The ones I would have tea parties with, show my new teeth to, and the ones I would tell my fears to. Even though they were plastic, they were important to me, not only were they my friends they were my whole childhood.
Once I got to 2nd grade I got a beautiful pal that really meant a lot to me. Surprizingly she was not plastic, and her name was *Molly*. She made me think, “Wow, she is so fun, smart, and cool.” (Boom, triple compliment!) And the one I would share secrets with, show our wiggly teeth to, and share our journeys with.
Now that I am in fourth grade she is still my fun, crazy, funny, pretty, best friend. And she still means the world to me. We have sobbed together, cackled together, and we have been on a long journey together. We have changed but our friendship has not. Now we talk about gymnastics, fashion, celebraties, and things we never thought of before.
In the future i hope we could still be besties so we can go shopping, on a vacation, and even to college together and we can talk about our future together. Even if we are not friends in the future, I will always remember my pretty, sweet, funny and cute best sister by heart.
WOW! Isn’t that amazing?!?! A FOURTH GRADER WROTE THAT!!! I’m attaching this in PDF format for you to share with your students if you need some writing to share. 😉 You can download it here.
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