Her alarm went off. No time for stray thoughts, she stood up. It was assembly time.
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!"
"Miss Hart, do you have something to share with the class?" James asked.
"No, Mr. Carter," Dawn said quickly.
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!
"Stop, drop & roll," Casey advised them.
"How's your day been, hun?" he asked.
Angela smiled. "It doesn't get any better than fingerpaints & playing pretend!"