Last week a mysterious box appeared in Teina. Before we opened it, everyone had to write a letter to the teachers to persuade them that we could all open it. We looked at persuasive techniques and tried to include these in our writing so we were extra persuasive! Eventually we did get to open the box and inside was an invitation for a class party in week 5! Wahoo!
Dear Miss Macgregor,
I definitely believe that the teachers including you should give us permission to open the mystery box.
Firstly, everyone in the entire class wants to know what’s in the mystery box. It could be some new library books for us to read, or maybe it could be a letter from Santa. It might be something for the whole class and you Miss Macgregor or it could be our lucky book club stuff.
Secondly, I promise that I will do the best writing, reading and maths I can ever do. I won’t forget any mistakes that I left in my writing. I will try to get all the answers right in my maths and in reading I will read all the words correctly in the book that I was reading.
Thirdly, if you let one of us have permission I will clean both entire classrooms since you gave us permission to open the mystery box. Both of the classrooms are going to be clean, tidy and spotless. Miss Macgregor do you want the classrooms tidy?
This is why you should give us permission to open the mystery box. Do you want to know what’s in the mystery box Miss Macgregor?