Editor’s Note: The following letters were written this month by the students of Amber Olson’s first- and second-grade class. Challenged with writing a persuasive letter, here are what some of the students came up with.
Dear Friends of Nevada,
Everybody needs to go for walks everyday! First of all, going for walks gives you exercise. Second of all, you’ll get outside in fresh air and in the sunshine, which is good for us! The last reason is if you go in the morning, it gives you energy for the day. I hope to see you going for walks everyday!
Sincerely from an outdoor fan,
You need to get ten hours of sleep each night! My first reason is so when you wake up, you are not grumpy. Instead you will be excited! Next it helps your heart be healthy. Finally, so you will be alert and ready for school! I hope to see you doing well at school because of getting a good night’s sleep.
#1 Fan of Sleeping,
Dear Kids of Nevada,
Nevada really needs to use less electronics! To begin with, we can play outside and learn about nature. People aren’t going outside very much anymore! Next, we can get more exercise and burn energy! Lastly, use less electronics so you don’t have to waste so much money buying and using computers and games. So please, I hope you go outside and play more!
From A Student at Central,
Dear People of Nevada,
We need to help clean up our community. First, we need to pick up trash on the ground. Second, we should pick up cans and bring them to the can shop "redemption center." Lastly, pick up your toys that are left outside! Next time you are outside, I hope you will help pick up Nevada! Let’s help out our community.
A Fan of Picking Up Garbage,
Dear Nevada Community,
You really need to be outside more! First, you should be outside because you will be healthier. Second, you should be outside to get fresh air. Third, it will make us happy! So please, I hope to see you outside more!
#1 Fan of Being Outside,
Dear Central Friends,
We should ride our bike every day! To begin, we will get healthy. Next, it will help us build a strong body. The last reason is to get fresh air. I hope to see you riding your bike everyday!
Sincerely From A Central Elementary Student,
Dear Families of Nevada,
Every family should have a garden! First, vegetables and fruits are healthy for you! Second, you don’t have to go to the store for vegetables. Third it will save you money by not buying them at the store. So please, plant a garden at your house today!
Sincerely From a Fan of Gardening,