Dear Editor: Never too Old to Offer Help with Homework

Hello:  I am a third-grade student in Northern Virginia and my class is learning about the United States.  Each third-grader has been assigned a specific state and I have received your state!  I am very excited to learn more about the great state of Colorado and wish to represent you well in my final State Fair project in the month of May.

I am writing to ask you to please publish this letter below in your Letters to the Editor section of your newspaper.  It will enhance my learning if I can get the perspective from actual people who live in and love their state!

Thank you for our kind consideration in helping me with my project.


(This is the letter Evan sent)
Dear People of the Great State of Colorado,

Hello!  I am a third-grade student in Northern Virginia.  Our class is learning about the United States and I will be teaching our school about the state of Colorado.  In the month of May, I will create a display for our State Fair that I hope will make you proud.

Although I have gathered facts about your state from books and websites, I think that I can receive the best information from the people who live there.  This why I am writing to you.  I am hoping that you would be willing to send me some items to help me learn more about the best things in your state.  You might consider sending items such as postcards, pictures, souvenirs, this newspaper article or any other unique item that would be useful or show your state pride.  Here are a few questions:

Why do you live in your state?  What first brought your family there?
How do you make money?  What is your job?
What does your state look like?
What do people do for fun?
What animals live there?
What traditional foods/recipes does your state have?
What type of music is native to your state?
Do you have a state athletic team?
What geographic features are unique to your state?

I will need to gather all of my information by the first week of May.  You can mail items to the address below.  I really appreciate your help.

Sincerely, Evan

Mrs. B.’s Class
The Langley School
1411 Balls Hill Road
McClean, Virginia 22101

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