In Mrs. Rose’s classroom, each year it’s just the same. According to the alphabet each student sits by name. Matt Bower is the lucky guy who sits by Becky Cross. Stan Stewart whispers through the day to pretty Maggie Ross. Sarah Grayson gets to sit with her friend, Sally Glass, and Mrs. Rose just neverContinue reading “Alphabetical Seating”
“Mrs. Campbell’s Grade 5 Class“ Jane loves Billy who loves Megan who loves Tom who loves Claire who loves Ben who loves Sandy who loves Eddie who loves hockey.
My best friend has a broken hand from falling off a slide. The poor kid was in awful pain and screamed and yelled and cried. But now he sits in Miss Clark’s class; his cast bears every name. Yes, falling off the slide has brought that awkward kid some fame. Miss Clark’s extra nice toContinue reading “Fame”
I had a math test yesterday; the test was awfully tough. The trouble is ten fingers are just simply not enough! For three plus four, my fingers worked — I counted up to seven. But how the heck do fingers work when counting to eleven? For ten plus five, I shook my head; yes, meContinue reading “Ten Fingers”
I shot a spitball at my friend who sits three rows from me. I shot it through a hollow pen as straight as it could be. Then happened a most awful thing I sure did not intend. That spitball flew another place and didn’t go near my friend. It hit my teacher, Mrs. Bell, andContinue reading “The Spitball”
Sarah talked the whole day long — that kid would not shut up. She talked so much on school days, her teachers would erupt. They’d send her to the office to talk to Mr. Green. He was, of course, the principal, and he, of course, was mean. “Why are you here?” this man would roar.Continue reading “The Talker”
There was a boy who liked to doubt whatever teachers talked about. He doubted two and two was four; he doubted three and three was more. He raised an eyebrow when he heard the ostrich is the biggest bird. He disbelieved that some squirrels fly; he said it was a great big lie. He doubtedContinue reading “The Doubter”