Dear Teacher is a hilarious collection of letters from Michael to his new teacher explaining why he can't go to class. From traveling to the pyramids of Egypt to getting attacked by pirates and going to the moon in a rocket ship, each letter is increasingly outlandish and covered with Michael's incredibly funny sketches from his many adventures.
When Michael's teacher writes back telling him how sorry she is he'll miss all of the exciting school activities planned for the year, Michael realizes all the fun he'd really miss out on.
We read the book and thought about ridiculous reasons we couldn't come to school, from saving the Queen from a shark attack to being sucked in to video games.
We then thought hard about all the fantastic things we would miss and wrote a letter from our teacher back to ourselves, encouraging us to come to school.