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Andrea Felcone’s 1st Place Letter from Jack Frost

Dear Jessie,

Hello … burr…. It’s Jack Frost! I love this time of year, when the air gets crisp and Fall begins! I especially love Autumnal Equinox Day! What’s that? Well, the Autumnal Equinox is a day in September when there are even amounts of night and day. (“Equinox” comes from two Latin words that mean “equal” and “night”.) The Autumnal Equinox signals the start of Fall—and the start of my handiwork … frost on your windows, across ponds, and the leaves turning beautiful colors!

Want to know how I change the color of the leaves? It’s a secret, but I’ll tell you and you can tell your siblings—Jimmy and Janie: I use a magical paintbrush given to me by Mother Nature! I’m proud of my work and I will continue to work hard. (Just like you’ve done earning a spot on the Honor Roll! And regularly washing the dishes! Congrats!)

Here’s an insider tip, it’s going to get “nippy” outside, so don’t forget a jacket when you go to Parkhurst Elementary. Then you can play at recess with the other 8-year-olds. What else? I’m also proud of the fern-like patterns I create on windows. (I’m truly an artist, although people focus on my mischievous side!)

Do your friends, Tommy, Susie and Johnny, like to play outside your home at 123 Main Street in Fairfield, California? Or are you just happiest playing video games? I think it’s best outside, especially when I reveal all those gorgeous colors. Soon, I’ll be “nipping at your nose”! Best to get outside now while you can!

Maybe after you finish your chores, you can play with Fido and Fluffy—outside? That reminds me, I promised Mother Nature I’d do some more yardwork, so …

“Bye” for now!  
Jack Frost  

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