Here is an assignment I did not know my daughter had, but it was definitely a good assignment. Her eighth grade language arts teacher asked her students to write a letter to themselves. Four years later, she mailed the letters to the students at the end of their senior year in high school. This was definitely a creative idea by Raeann's language arts teacher Mrs. Sisneros. I liked the letter so much I thought I would post it (as written grammatical errors and all).
June 3, 2005
I think high school is going to be fun but hard, and, and there's probably going to be a lot of drama. My best friends right now are Kiki, Jennie and a lot of other people. Kiki and me always hangout now, we say were cousins.
I don't really have any favorite teachers but I really like my lang. Arts teacher, Mrs Sisneros.
I mostly get As and Bs, but sometimes I mess up, and get lower grades that that L.
Me and my friends like to walk around a lot, we don't really have a certain spot, we hang out at.
I don't usually get allowance, but when I do get money, I spend it on clothes J
I used to do gymnastics and sport aerobics, but not anymore cuz I quit.
I wear Hollister clothes, or whatever is cute!
I listen to 89.3 94.9 and Mariah Carey, Usher, 50 cent, Frontline, Frankie J and a lot more.
Three guys liked me but I didn't really like them back except for one [Steven].
My favorite foods are tacos and macaroni & cheese, for drinks I like, smoothies, and anything that's good. My favorite color is pink! I like watching MTV, Degrassi, Blind Date. I hate action movies. I like chick flics. The kind of car I Hope to have is similar to my brothers car. Im not sure what to expect though.
My relationship with my parents is good, but sometimes we argue and then they say I get an attitude, but hey its not my fault. They have strict rules, and I don't like the rules they give. My brother and I used to fight, but starting this year we don't anymore, [wonder why?] Maybe he's finally growing up.
And there you have it – four years later, Raeann is a graduate from high school.