Dear Mr. A.
I don't remember how nor why i ended up in your elementary classroom after school, along with the other children who were of similar mind but, I'm glad it happened. I remember the respect that was given to me, new and addictive i craved more of it, and learned to respect you the same. I remember the freedom you gave me, the freedom to speak my thoughts no matter how aimless they seemed, they were important to me. I remember the way you saw us all, not as nuisances or delinquents but as untapped potential with a bright future. I am very grateful for all of this, you instilled in me values and traits that i can dip into at anytime, even though i often choose not to. I won't forget you and i will always look upon my memories of our little afters school group fondly.
Zachary P. Howard