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A few years ago I posted these two little gems--remarkable letters of apology created by students who were misbehaving in the library.  Every now and then I reread them and smile.

I Hope This Event Does Not Occur Again

Please Heed to This Letter

Today, I received an adorable new apology letter penned by a small boy caught running in the hall.  Sprinting, really.  There were 10 or so of them, and their teacher had them write letters.  Yay!

I would like to apologize for running in the hallways on the way to my classroom.  It was rash, irresponsible behavior that I am ashamed of and will not indulge in again.  To waste your time as I did was unfair to you, and I sincerely regret that.  While I was carelessly jumping on the bandwagon of my peers, I did not think about the dangers and inconveniences my actions could posses to me and others.  For this, I am extremely sorry.

Sincere apologies,

Sooo sweet.

Date: 2011-03-18 10:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
While I was carelessly jumping on the bandwagon of my peers,
Something about this phrase makes me smile. Possibly because of its closeness to "While I was carelessly jumping on my peers,"

How have you been, Checkers? I thought of you yesterday-- someone was singing "Sweet Caroline," badly, in the airport...

Date: 2011-03-19 02:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
So glad I wasn't there to hear it! :)

I have a feeling that with these writing skills, this child will get into any college he chooses.

I am well! Working on the second round of book revisions and our goal is to have the whole thing off our plates by the end of this month. The school year has flown by--I've seldom been so busy in my life! So looking forward to summer.

What about you? Are you in the whirlwind of getting ready to relocate yet? Finishing up where you are? Relieved the big decision is made?

Date: 2011-03-27 02:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
LJ appears to be eating comments! *suspicious look* You once asked Peggy and I why we couldn't think of you when we heard music you actually like. Any particular songs you want me to associate with you?

Wow, almost done with the book? Way to go, that's awesome! Do you have big plans for summer, or just sitting around relaxing? :)

I am finishing up where I am, very relieved the big decision is made, and trying not to think about having to move again. I hope this time I can stay in the same flat for more than a year.

Date: 2011-03-18 10:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Date: 2011-03-19 02:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I know! I just want to huggle all the little 6th graders. They are wonderful.

Date: 2011-03-19 07:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I see a career in literature in someone's future!

That bandwagon metaphor is made much more vivid by the jumping onto it--it sounds dangerous and precarious. Which is very apt.


Date: 2011-03-19 09:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes! Carelessly jumping, too. So rash. :)

Date: 2011-03-20 04:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
What a well-penned letter! I'm impressed. And awww, it makes me miss working in a school (though when I worked in a high school, nobody ever made those kids write apologies, which was too bad). Middle schoolers are just hilarious. (c;

Date: 2011-03-20 07:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
man, rereading ALL those letters, those were some pretty eloquent kids! (It's always the smart ones getting into trouble... :-b)

Date: 2011-03-20 05:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Awwh, that was soo adorable and well written. I can definitely see a bright future for this little bandwagon hopper =)

*off to read the other two letters*

Thanks for the adorable postt!!

Date: 2011-03-20 06:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh gosh I remember those. Brilliant!

Awwww. Something in that new letter - that vivid metaphor and the last line that reminds me of Miles' letter to Ekaterin. Adorable"

Date: 2011-03-30 03:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wonderful! And cheers to the teacher who clearly leaned on the kid (which must have been some feat since he was rocketing along on that bandwagon) to write the letter!

Date: 2011-04-13 04:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I had to write an apology letter to my junior high librarian once. Don't remember what I wrote but I wish it had been that last one!


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