May I have an apple, Apple Tree?
Why do you want my apples?
Because I am hungry, and I have not eaten in one week.
OK, then. I will give you four of my apples.
But you have to bring me a pencil.
Why do you want a pencil?
Because I want to start school.
OK, then. I will bring you a pencil.
By Mariah, 3rd grade
[photo by Adam E. Cole via flickr]