Today had been a bad day. A very bad day. First of all, Connor Jenkins stole my lunch money. Second, I lost my favorite lucky pencil that was purple with blue smiley faces all over it. And third...well, the principal, Mr. Wilson had said after morning announcements that there had to be school on Christmas Day due to “Way too many snow days.” This was a total outrage! I thought in horror. Christmas time was supposed to be a time for relaxing, being with your family, and NO SCHOOL.I trudged to my front door and went inside.
“How was school today, Kyra?” My ever cheerful mother chirped.
“Bad”, I snapped.
Then I walked stiffly to my bedroom and slammed the door behind me.
I spent the rest of the day sitting on my bed thinking about how to stop having school on Christmas Day. Finally,I got an idea. At school the next day I spotted my best friend, Catherine, and hurried over.
“Hey”, I said.
“Hey. What’s up?”, she responded.
“Can you sign my petition? I’m trying to get everyone to sign it so we don’t have to have school on Christmas.”
“Of course!”, she said excitedly, “That is such a great idea!”
She wrote in her wonderful cursive handwriting. I stared in envy. Suddenly the bell rang loudly.
“I’ll help you get more people to sign it at lunchtime!” Catherine said and quickly ran off to her English class. I smiled happily and walked off to my math class.
During lunchtime I sat next to Catherine.
“Lets go have the girls sign the petition first!”, she said.
“Okay”, I said, just anxious to start it.
We hurried over to the other table where the rest of the girls usually sat. First we had Anna sign the petition, then Kylie, then Lucy. As more and more kids from our class signed the paper our hopes rose higher and higher. Finally, all of the kids in our class had signed our petition.
“Hey...if the whole school signed our petition, the principal will HAVE to agree”, I said to Catherine with a twinkle in my eye.
“Oh.My.Gosh”, Catherine said, her bright blue eyes widening in excitement.
Soon every single kid in the lunchroom had signed our petition and we headed to the Principal's office.
“What is it?”, Mr. Wilson said gruffly when we arrived.
“We have a petition for no school on Christmas. PLEASE make sure we don’t have to come to school on Christmas!”, I said a little bit hysterically.
”Hmm... I’ll talk about it with the teachers. I’ll let you know when we have decided.”
A few days later I got a phone call from Mr. Wilson. There was to be no school on Christmas Day!
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