April 02, 2000

Mr. Lee,

I am going to write to you. It sounds very cool, about how you teach your young students. I would love to tell you about my country. I really have to go. I will write you again later. Bye bye,


April 03, 2000

Dear Mr. Lee,

I will tell you if you do find any mistakes in your sentences, but so far your English appears to me to be very good. I live in America, of course, in a state called Oklahoma. The USA is divided into 50 states all with their own Capitals which are the main city of that particular state. That is where the governer lives. He makes all the rules for that state or at least helps to make and pass them. I live in a state that is in the southern part of the USA so where I live is  pretty warm most of the year except during the winter when it gets pretty cold here. Our country is a democracy which means that we elect a president and we elect representatives to make laws for us. We must then vote for people that we hope will make laws that we agree with. Every four years we elect a new president, or a president that we agree with. Every four years we elect a new president, or a president that is already here can be president one more time, but not more than two times ever can he be the president. We also vote for laws that affect our state and cities. We always vote on Tuesday, but I don't know why that is.
My daily life goes like this: I am one of the three children, the oldest. My brothers are 5 and 9 years old. We all go to a different school. I ride the bus and so does my 9 year old brother. My little brother goes to school near our home so my mother takes him. I get up 5:30 in the morning to get ready to get on the bus. It picks me up at 6:25 usually and I ride about 10 miles to school. School begins at 7:50. I have eight different classes in school. Four on one day, classes that include Social Studies, Earth Science, Band, and Physical Education. The other day I have Latin, Computer Skills, English, and math. I have a 40 minute long period to eat lunch during the day. After school I go home on the bus and my mother is home waiting for me. She does not work, only my father does, so she is here at home most of the time when I get off the bus. I usually play outside in my yard with my dog and my brothers. Some days I ride my bicycle or I just walk with the dog and my mother. I have dinner around 5 o'clock at night and then I do my homework and then my family watches television together. During the weekends, when I don't have school, I go to the lake with my family, but that is only when it is warm, of course. We go boating a lot and camping. We like to fish as well. If it is cold, we stay home and watch television or play games. Sometimes my mother and I go shopping at the mall near our home. If you don't have that, it is a big building with many stores in it that sell clothes and books, and shoes, and other things.
I will write more later but now I have to go to bed. It is 10:22 at night here. I hope to hear from you soon.


April 08, 2000

Mr. Lee-

I am sorry it took so long for me to write you back. You are very welcome for the letter. Yes, my parents and brothers love me very much. Do you live with your family?
Well, my favorite subject in school would have to be Computer Skills. That is a class that we go to, to learn about computers, and how to type without looking at the keys. We also try to memorize parts of the computer monitor and screen. Yes, I am very good at computer skills. When I grow up I would like to be a surgeon. I don't really know what kind of surgeon. Like a heart surgeon, maybe..
I have never been to Los Angeles. Is it pretty there? It has been a while since you went there, do you still remember?
I wouldn't mind at all if you put my letter up for your students to learn English from..
Now I really have to go, but thank you for that wonderful, long letter. See you later,