Jacob wrote “A Dog’s Prayer” this morning for his Language Arts lesson. It is fashioned after an example in the book, only that one was “A Horse’s Prayer”. Ethan was inspired by Jacob’s work and asked me if he could do that lesson, too, and I agreed….eager to read what he would come up with.
I’ve been thinking a lot about homeschooling lately, and reading some books to encourage me yet again in this endeavor. It’s reading things like the following that make me LOVE what we do here at home.
Here they are, typed as written, both titled, “A Dog’s Prayer”
“To you, my Master, I offer my prayer, provide me a home, and I pray if I do not behave inside, then do not just hitch me outside, but provide me with a doghouse, so I will not be cold and unsheltered. Give me food and water whenever needed, and walk me, at least two times a day. Provide me with chewable toys, so I will not pass the day in boredom. Do not kick or hit me but train me to do your bidding.
And finally, my master, love me, and I will love you, serve me, and I will serve you, and be good to me, for I am your best friend.” written by Jacob, age 12
I am a dog that shall do no harm to my dear master. So do not kick or leave me. You don’t no what I go through. Walk me every day and feed and give me water. Do not muzzle me when I bite for it is just defence. Take me to the vet when I am sick but pertect me from shots dear master. Take me in when it rains oh master, and give me lots of love and treats. Do not throw me in the water for abuse. Do not sell me, if you do, sell me to a kind master nearby. Finaly beloved master, do not crush shoot or laugh at me. And you shall be my master for a very long time.
PS (give me christmas and birthday presents)
Your loving Dog”
written by Ethan, age 10