February 24, 2012

Paradise Bay Elementary - Round 20

Cheryl Reed glanced around the office, taking a deep breath.  It wouldn't be long before she would need to retire.  She would miss this school.  She'd seen so many children grow up and move on to fruitful lives.

Her alarm went off.  No time for stray thoughts, she stood up.  It was assembly time.

"Ladies and gentlemen," Cheryl addressed the kids in the gymnasium.  "Please, it's time to be quiet," she added to quieten the whispering.

Slowly, all the children grew quiet.

"I'd like to call out all the honor students this morning!"  Beaming proudly, she called the children up who had managed to make an A+.  After giving them a certificate and a firm handshake, she sent them back to their friends.

Grabbing the microphone again, she encouraged the other students to work hard so that they could be on her honor roll, as well.  "Alright, Mr. and Mrs. Carter, they're all yours!"

"Okay, guys, line up!" James called to his older kids, winking at his wife with the younger grades.

"Mr. & Mrs. Carter! That is highly inappropriate!" Cheryl gasped.  (Okay, mental note - don't have your husband and wife with 3 bolts work together! Geez guys, not in front of the kids!)

"Good morning class, today we're going to learn about fire safety! It's important & can save your life!"  (I should've teleported a firefighter to talk to the kids! Darnit!)

Angela loved teaching the younger kids.  They were such fun, loving, wonderful kids!

Dawn Hart whispered to Victoria Reed, "Do you think there will be a quiz on this? I hate pop quizzes!"

"Miss Hart, do you have something to share with the class?" James asked.

"No, Mr. Carter," Dawn said quickly.

More hugs, Angela thought happily. She loved teaching these guys!

"Uncle James, I don't want to read this dumb chapter on fire safety!" Jennings groused.

James pulled Jennings over to his side and quietly corrected him, "It's Mr. James when we're at school Jennings.  And you will read the chapter on fire safety or I'll speak to your Mother and Father. I know you've been working hard to show them how well you can do.  This is good practice."

"Fine! I'll read the stupid chapter, Mr. James!" Jennings pouted and walked back to his seat quickly, his cheeks flaming.  He thought it would be a piece of cake having his uncle as a teacher - but it stunk!

After classes, Casey McMillan called all the kids into the library Story Cave for a fun story about a little girl, her trusted dog & a house fire.  Afterwards, they talked about ways to stay safe when there was a fire.

"Stop, drop & roll," Casey advised them.

Recess time, James sighed as he walked outside and saw his lovely wife on the bench.  Keeping an eye on the kids, he ambled over to her and sat down.

"How's your day been, hun?" he asked.

Angela smiled.  "It doesn't get any better than fingerpaints & playing pretend!"
Cheryl stood at the door and watched the children playing.  She was so proud of each and every child that walked through these doors.  It had been her mission over the last 20 years to make sure that each child left with more knowledge, friendships and exposure to the world around them. But, now maybe it was time to pass the helm...

"Don't forget to have your parents walk around your house & discuss your fire safety plan!" James called out as his students filed out.   "What a great day," he said happily.

Paradise Bay Elementary - Round 21

*This time around, I just had the older kids (0-4 days left) read the Fire Safety book & let the kindergarteners (5-8 days left) play around.  I attempted to wing it with my high school, but had WAY too many teens to handle, so I downloaded Inge's school hacks.  Man was it fun! But there are definitely kinks to be worked out!  *face palm* Just wait until you see the high school round. DOH!

1 comment:

  1. Innovative! I have never seen this in a blog before! Kudos...I would have no patience for it!


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