Editor’s Note: Amelia Bajohnski, a fourth-grade student in North Carolina, was assigned to learn about the state of Alabama for a class report. She asked to run this letter, which she said “enhances [her] learning about the state.”
Dear people of the great state of Alabama,
Hello! I am a fourth-grade student in North Carolina. In fourth grade, we research a state for our State Fair, and I have chosen your state! I am very excited to learn more about the great state of Alabama as I work on my report.
While we will research most of the information ourselves, we also like to get firsthand knowledge from people who live in the state. This is why I am writing to you.
I was hoping that you would be willing to send me some small items to help me learn more about the best things in your state.
It could be things like postcards, maps, pictures, general information, this newspaper article or any other items that you would think would be useful.
You can mail items to the address listed below by April 30 for our State Fair on May 18.
I really appreciate your help and will do my very best to send a thank you note to each and every person who takes the time and makes the effort to help me with this project. Thank you in advance for your consideration!
Mrs. Dodd’s Class
Charlotte Latin School
9502 Providence Road
Charlotte, N.C. 28277
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