"I am a 4th-grade teacher at Mermentau Elementary. This past summer, I was introduced to your writing program by my instructional assistant, Jackie Hanisee. I looked over the program and received special permission from my school board to utilize the program this year. I am now going into week eleven of the program, and I can't tell you how impressed I am with my students' progress. This is my 12th year teaching 4th grade, and it is the first time that I actually feel like I'm getting through to my students in writing! Writing time is now something my students and I look forward to each day. My students have taken to the skills I've taught them. They are not only using the skills in writing, but in other subject areas. When we are reading, they stop me to tell me about some good writing practice they see in the reading. I am so confident in my teaching of writing that I asked my principal to observe my teaching of writing for my formal observation. I just wanted to share with you the success I'm having, and let you know how thankful I am to be using this writing program."