Teacher Pat gathered the “Can Do” Kids around her for story time and asked “Class, what story shall we read today?”
Willie raised his hand. “Yes Willie,” said Teacher Pat. I’d like to read a Halloween story from the book my grandma gave me,” said Willie.
“Willie, you will need to pass the book around so the rest of the class can each read a little from your book,” said Miss Pat. “That’s fine with me Miss Pat,” said Willie.
“The name of my book is the Pumpkin Patch,” shared Willie. He began to read, “Long ago a farmer had a pumpkin patch, with rows and rows of bright orange pumpkins. There must have been a hundred of them.”
“Willie, time to pass the book to your right and let Wendy read a few lines,” said Teacher Pat. Wendy began to read, “The farmer promised the children of the town they could each pick out a pumpkin for Halloween to carve with their families and put in their living room windows.”
“It’s Arthur J’s turn Wendy,” said Teacher Pat.
Arthur J began to read,”The f-f-f-farmer told the ch-ch-ch-children that the p-p-p-p-pumpkins were almost ready to p-p-p-pick.'”
Arthur J stopped reading because some of his classmates were laughing at him.
Miss Pat said, “Thank you Arthur J. Please return the book to Willie. Story time is over for today.”
Do you know why Miss Pat ended story time when she did?
Why were some of the kids laughing at Arthur J?
What do you think about them laughing?
What would you have done?