Thursday, August 21, 2008

By Way of Introduction

Tonight is Harper's open house at school. The anticipation level here is reaching epic proportions today. Earlier this week I had her draw a self-portrait and write her name so she had something to give her teacher at the open house. While sitting at lunch this afternoon I had Harper dictate a letter to go with the picture. Trust me when I say there was very minimal prompting involved. I mostly asked her what she wanted to tell her teacher, what she wanted to learn, and what her teacher should know about her. Here is the result:

Dear Teacher,

My name is Harper. I have some things to tell you today. Please will you teach me how to draw triangles, octagons, squares, and circles? I love your name. I wanted to learn to count by tens and fives. I wish you will teach me how to make stars.

I am a big sister and I have a baby brother to show you. I use a grown-up cup. I have a dog that's a little crazy and he barks. I had chicken quesadillas for lunch today. I am good at hopping on one foot and balancing. I love Junie B. books and I bet you will like them too. I also like Apple Tree Farm Stories and music. I'm allergic to peanuts. I hope you like me. I'm allergic to peas too. I'm excited for school.

Love,
Harper

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kels, this is the greatest thing ever. I love that girl. Tracy

McMolten said...

Awesome letter... poor sweatshirt.

Uncle Jamie
UD '09

Swistle said...

That totally made my eyes well up!

Emily said...

Priceless! Is she really allergic to peas? Or is that an attempt to get out of eating them?

Lil Mouse said...

that's terribly cute. i doubt ANY of our teachers knew anything about us except our names.

samantha jo campen said...

Okay that is just too too darling. Thanks for sharing!

Liz said...

she is too cute! and you are such a good mommy to think of these things to do. ;)