September, Round 1 – school update (with Candice (59) and Gabe (15) Engebretsen Hermione (12) and Annabelle (2) Todd, Claire, (12) Syndey, (12) and Charlie (2) MacDonough, and T.J. Linkletter
Candice Engebretsen, President of the Kayton Board of Education, made several trips to the schools to make sure things were running smoothly on the first day of school.
First up was Maple City Memorial High School.
Gabe Engebretsen, Candice’s son, was getting settled into his class. It was his first day of tenth grade, and despite the fact that he was the only student, was excited.
His teacher and he were just beginning to get acquainted when Candice strode in. “Good morning!”
“Hey, mom.” Gabe said, putting his summer reading book down.
“It’s Mrs. E. to you, young man.” Candice laughed, hugging her son. “Only joking. I try to stay professional, but who really cares, anyway.” she told the teacher.
“So how does everything look so far?” Gabe asked.
“Well, let’s just say you’re not going to be the only student for long. Next year brings in four kids, and after that will be a whole mess of them.”
“Oh, good!” said Gabe.
“Oh, no!” gasped the teacher.
Candice accompanied Gabe to the art classroom and looked around.
“Well, everything seems under control here!”
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The next stop was Kiddie Care Castle, or more importantly, the day care center for toddlers.
Two little tykes have been enrolled for this year, Charlie MacDonough and Annabelle Todd.
“Hello, Miss Bunny!” Candice said, shaking her hand. “How’re the kids treating you?”
“I can’t complain.” she smiled happily. “And they are just so adorable.”
Annabelle and Charlie played nearby, cooing over their blocks and drawings.
“So what do you think of the new renovations, Miss Bunny?” Candice asked.
“They’re fantastic!” she gushed. “The kitchen is going to be a blessing at lunch time! And the really corner is really going to be useful. I especially like the cushy panda chairs.”
“We also purchased a bunch of brand new toys. Aw, and look, they like them!”
Annabelle was closely hugging a small bear while Charlie banged on a small xylophone.
Just look! How precious?
Candice bid Miss Bunny and the two kiddies goodbye before heading off to Kayton Square Elementary.
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The children were all babbling excitedly in the hallway when Candice showed up.
“Mrs. E! Hi!” Hermione cried, running up to her. “What are you doing here? Are we gonna get t.v.’s in the classrooms?”
“Haha, no, silly. How’s the first day of school going so far?” she asked.
“Great! We’re just about to have recess!” Hermione yelped, and Candice followed them out to the playground.
As they played in the sand and flew high on the swings, Candice’s heart couldn’t help but grow warm. This was the reason she became a teacher, and dedicated her life to helping children.
Soon, however, Candice saw to it that Hermione Todd, Claire and Sydney MacDonough, and T.J. Linkletter were back in their classroom studying.
She walked back to her car with a spring in her step. Who ever said going to school wasn’t fun?
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Just for fun, I got all students together (and Candice) for a class photo! This may get harder as the rounds go on, but I think I’m going to make it a yearly thing! It’s so nice seeing them all together. School lots are fun! I love reading about all of yours.
So my students may be small, but I built my schools huge! I don’t want to run out of room later, since everyone seems to be having babies lately!