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Mrs. Pritts Magic Carpet
By Sherri Smith
Posted: Thursday, June 07, 2012
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First graders dreams of the future come true on their own magic carpet ride!
Mrs. Pritts Magic Carpet




By: Grandma Sherri Smith

Featuring: Mrs. Pritts First Graders

2011-2012

Hope Academy Grade School

Decatur, Illinois 
Mrs. Pritts Magic Carpet


By Sherri Smith


Thank you to Mrs. Sarah Pritts who has allowed me to participate in her First Grade classroom for two years. She allowed me to write her into my novels and encouraged me along the way.

To my first graders of 2011-2012: You are each special in your own way. I love your expressive eyes, your hugs when I’m there and always the joy in your faces.
Mrs. Pritts Magic Carpet

Mrs. Pritts classroom was a wonderful and fun place to be. There were reading centers, fun playtime centers, and colorful pictures on the walls. The room was warm and inviting and the children were happy to come to school in the mornings.

They went to other rooms for computer work, art and music but it was always good to come back to Mrs. Pritts room.

There was always something magical going on in that room. You could tell by the excitement in the class’s eyes and the joy that her assistants showed on their faces.

There was magic when Ricardo answered his first math question after raising his hand. Magic when Luv became student of the month and especially when the class was so quiet while they listened to Mrs. Pritts.

What Mrs. Pritts didn’t know was...that sometimes when they least expected it something magical happened on the magic carpet of that first grade class! It was magical, mysterious and mystifying and only the first graders knew about it until... 
The Magic Carpet

Mrs. Pritts class had finished listening to the morning announcements, said the Pledge and the Hope Academy Creed now they were ready for learning.

“Please come and meet me on the carpet.” said Mrs. Pritts. All the children came to sit on their colored squares. There were five rows of different colors. Red, orange, blue, green and purple and every student had their own square.

They always had to practice their good listening skills when they were on the carpet. They watched the one who talked, kept their body still and did not interrupt. They had learned all about that in the first week of school.

Sometimes they watched a video on the Promethean board, sometimes it was lesson time with a special book, and the most favorite time was story time right after lunch.

Sometimes it was hard to sit still on the carpet but they did a very good job of sitting as quietly as they could. They tried not to get in anyone’s space and especially tried to remember to raise their hands and sit on their bottoms.

Oh it was a fun place to be! But one day, something truly magical happened and it happened to... 
Jamarea

Jamarea was having a hard time sitting still. They had indoor recess because of rain and he had a bad case of the wiggles. Sometimes Mrs. Pritts would put a tape on and they would do a little walking in place or just moving their body around. He closed his eyes for just a second, right in the middle of a Junie B. Jones story and this is what happened.

Suddenly, the carpet began spinning, swerving and turning, swinging and sailing, waving and weaving and suddenly...it was still.

Jamarea opened his eyes and he wasn’t on the carpet in Mrs. Pritts class! He was in a rocket ship. He looked out the port hole and stared at the sky. He could see the outline of the United States on the earth fall below his ship.

Suddenly, the rocket ship landed. He opened the hatch and looked out. He was on the moon! He could actually see the flag that had been placed there by Neil Armstrong! Yes! There were his footsteps still there because there was nothing to disturb the prints on the moon. He felt so proud when he looked at the rocket ship. There was a big USA on its side. He smiled and smiled. His picture and his happy smile flashed back to let everyone in the world know that he had landed on the moon!

He blinked and when his eyes opened, lo and behold he was sitting on the carpet again. He smiled all day but he kept his little trip a secret! He wondered if it would happen to someone else and guess what?... 
Luv

Luv was sitting in her square, criss cross apple sauce just like she was supposed to. Her glasses were perched on her nose and she was listening carefully to Mrs. Pritts. It was math time and Luv really loved Math! She got good grades and she loved coming to school. She knew the answer to the next question so she shut her eyes for just one second.

And suddenly... the carpet began spinning, swerving and turning, swinging and sailing, waving and weaving and suddenly...it was still.

Luv was surprised when she opened her eyes, the classroom had disappeared. Instead she was in a clinic. She had on a white coat and the name tag on her coat said Dr. Luv Bond. Someone came into the room with a small puppy. They put her on the examining table and Luv knew exactly what to do! She listened to the puppy’s heart, checked to see if there were any bumps in its belly and looked in her eyes. When everything looked okay she gave that puppy her first rabies shot. The owner was very happy that the puppy was well and would be safe. Dr. Luv walked out of the examining room and saw cages with different pets in them. She was taking good care of the rabbit, the cat, the mama dog and even a gerbil.

She blinked and when her eyes opened, lo and behold she was sitting on the carpet again. She smiled all day but she kept her little trip a secret! She wondered if it would happen to someone else and guess what?... 
Ricardo

Ricardo usually sat very still on the carpet. He had learned to do that this year and he was very proud of himself that he could sit and listen. It was early in the morning and Mrs. Pritts was going to tell them what they were going to learn first today. He yawned and his eyes closed for just a second. He started thinking about football. His family always had a football party with chicken nuggets and other treats when watching a big game.

And suddenly... the carpet began spinning, swerving and turning, spinning and sailing, waving and weaving and suddenly...it was still.

Ricardo’s eyes flew open and he was in a dentist office. Not just an ordinary dentist office, this office had animals in cages. He looked at the shirt he was wearing and saw that it was a doctor coat and Dr. Hibbard was on his name tag. He looked at x-rays on the wall and they were all about teeth. Big teeth, little teeth and even some giant teeth were pinned up everywhere!

The nurse brought in his first patient. It was an old circus lion. That lion sure looked upset. Dr. Ricardo gave him a shot and when the lion went to sleep, he opened up that big mouth and there was a big, ugly tooth that needed pulled. Dr. Ricardo did a nice job taking the tooth out and when the lion woke up, he wasn’t grumpy anymore. Dr. Ricardo smiled; he really liked working on animals teeth!

He blinked and when he eyes opened, lo and behold he was sitting on the carpet again. He smiled all day but he kept his little trip a secret! He wondered if it would happen to someone else and guess what?... 
Devin

Devin was getting ready for the favorite part of his school day. It was soon going to be math time. He really loved math and he was good at it too! He was thinking about what he knew he was having for supper tonight. It was nachos, and that was his very favorite meal to eat. Everyone was sitting quietly waiting on Mrs. Pritts to finish telling Mrs. A something and just rested his eyes for just one second.

And suddenly... the carpet began spinning, swerving and turning, swinging and sailing, waving and weaving and suddenly...it was still.

Suddenly Devin looked down to see he was wearing a black pair of pants and a black shirt. That was fine with him cause black was his favorite color. Then he looked closer. There was a badge on his shirt! Then he noticed he was in a police car! Where had the classroom gone to? He and his partner were riding along when suddenly the radio said something. They had to report to an accident scene.

They turned on their siren and lights and zoomed off. When they arrived at the accident, they were very relieved to know that everyone was ok. It was just a little fender bender. Devin stood in the road and directed traffic around the two cars. He stood straight and proud because this was part of his job as a policeman!

He blinked and when he eyes opened, lo and behold he was sitting on the carpet again. He smiled all day but he kept his little trip a secret! He wondered if it would happen to someone else and guess what?...



Traymar

Traymar was very interested in what he was learning in his social studies book. Sitting on the carpet with the rest of his class he was sitting as still as possible. This was his favorite day too because today they had Art Class. Mrs. Ellis always had them doing something fun and he loved to draw.
He closed his eyes to think about what they might be doing in art class this afternoon.

And suddenly... the carpet began spinning, swerving and turning, swinging and sailing, waving and weaving and suddenly...it was still.

Traymar open his eyes just a little bit and peeked at what was around him. Then his eyes got really big! He was surrounded by paintings, sketches and other pieces of art. All he could do was just look at it all. Everything was so beautiful. H started to move so he could see one of the paintings on the wall. He was surprised to find himself dressed in a tuxedo with a bright blue shirt with ruffles down the front.

He stood in front of a beautiful painting of a little boy and a girl looking at the ocean. There on the bottom of that picture was his name! He suddenly realized he was in a room full of art that he had created. It was awesome, people were looking and clapping and celebrating with him. It was his Artist First Showing and it was a complete hit!

He blinked and when he eyes opened, lo and behold he was sitting on the carpet again. He smiled all day but he kept his little trip a secret! He wondered if it would happen to someone else and guess what?... 
Ta’Riq

It had been a busy day for Ta’Riq. He was sitting on a blue square and he was glad because that was his favorite color. It was such a beautiful day outside and he really wished he was helping his mom plant flowers instead of being at school on the carpet.

Ta’Riq loved to work with plants and flowers and was always ready to help anyone in the neighborhood work in their yard or garden. His eyes slipped shut for just a minute.

And suddenly... the carpet began spinning, swerving and turning, swinging and sailing, waving and weaving and suddenly...it was still.

When his eyes sprang open he looked around. He was in a beautiful garden. The grass was so green and it had flowers and beautiful bushes all scattered around the edges. Beautiful flowers were planted in planters and there were brick paths that led the way through the garden.

He started walking along a path and came to a sign. The sign said, Decatur’s Newest Park designed by the famous landscaper, Ta’Riq! He stood very proud as he realized that this beautiful park was something that he had planned.

He blinked and when he eyes opened, lo and behold he was sitting on the carpet again. He smiled all day but he kept his little trip a secret! He wondered if it would happen to someone else and guess what?... 
Jahyem

Jahyem sat on the carpet in Mrs. Pritts room. He was excited because today was Wednesday and he loved Wednesday because that was gym day. He was paying attention to what kids were sharing and he had his hand in the air waiting for his turn.

Mrs. Pritts called on him next. “Jayhem, what would you like to share today?” she asked.

“We went to the park last night. I ran and jumped higher than anyone in my family! We played together for a while then came home and had a banana for a snack and then went to bed.” said Jahyem. He was happy he got to share that with everyone. He smiled and shut his eyes for just a second to remember the fun he had the night before.

And suddenly... the carpet began spinning, swerving and turning, swinging and sailing, waving and weaving and suddenly...it was still.

When he opened his eyes he was in a huge stadium. There was a running track with big hurdles to jump over. There were a lot of people in the crowds and he noticed that his shorts and T-shirt was red, white and blue. He looked up and high in the sky was the Olympic Torch! He heard his name called and he walked to the platform. Then while the Star Spangled Banner played, he had a gold medal placed around his neck! He had placed first in the hurdles competition at the Olympics! He shivered with excitement and happiness.

He blinked and when he eyes opened, lo and behold he was sitting on the carpet again. He smiled all day but he kept his little trip a secret! He wondered if it would happen to someone else and guess what?...



Aisha

Aisha sat on the carpet in Mrs. Pritts class. She was glad she was inside because outside it was cold and raining. They didn’t get to have outdoor recess after lunch but she was happy anyway because they had apples for lunch today! Mrs. Pritts was going to finish a Junie B. Jones book today and she couldn’t wait to hear the end. Mrs. Pritts was looking for the book so Aisha shut her eyes for just a second.

And suddenly... the carpet began spinning, swerving and turning, swinging and sailing, waving and weaving and suddenly...it was still.

When Aisha opened her eyes she was surprised to find herself in a zoo. She had on a uniform and on the pocket was her name and under that was the word Veterinarian. She looked around her and found that she was inside the llama pen. There was a mama llama and a little tiny baby. She walked over, looked mama and baby over and pronounced that they were healthy. She was so happy because this was the tenth baby animal that had been born in the zoo since she became the veterinarian. She was proud that her love of math had helped her get through college so she could enjoy her job working at the zoo!

She blinked and when her eyes opened, lo and behold she was sitting on the carpet again. She smiled all day but she kept her little trip a secret! She wondered if it would happen to someone else and guess what?... 
Kelton

Kelton, sitting on the red square, was happy because red was his favorite color and because school was almost over for the day. He had enjoyed music today because it was Monday. Miss Doctor had let him come to the front and be the leader for one of the songs they sang. He also had been Mrs. Pritts helper for the day. Kelton was going to be a car rider today with his brother. He was quiet because he wanted to be called on to go get his backpack first. He closed his eyes for a really quick minute.

And suddenly... the carpet began spinning, swerving and turning, swinging and sailing, waving and weaving and suddenly...it was still.


Kelton opened his eyes slowly. He was not on the carpet any more. He was in the zoo: the very same zoo that Aisha worked as veterinarian.

Kelton started walking around. He looked at his red shirt and on the pocket it said St. Louis Zoo. Right underneath of that was his name. He was the zookeeper at this zoo! He was excited and looked around at all the animals they had on display. The children and their parents were all having a good time. He was so proud he was the zookeeper of this great zoo! He waived to Aisha, she had been checking on their new baby llama.

He walked real fast so he could take a look at the giraffes before he left work for the day. He could see one of them already, towering over the trees that were in their area. The giraffes were his favorite animals in the whole zoo, but he really loved all of the animals.

He blinked and when his eyes opened, lo and behold he was sitting on the carpet again. He smiled all day but he kept her little trip a secret! He wondered if it would happen to someone else and guess what?... 
Mitchell

Mitchell sat so quietly on Mrs. Pritts carpet. He was waiting to go to his small group. Today he would read with Grandma Sherri too in his silent reading time. It was going to be a good day because they had computer lab today too. He really liked to work on the computer! Mitchell loved it when he could go to Mathblaster. His favorite song was singing in his head and he closed his eyes for just a second to listen to it.

And suddenly... the carpet began spinning, swerving and turning, swinging and sailing, waving and weaving and suddenly...it was still.

Mitchell’s eyes popped open because there was a huge crowd in front of him and they were clapping and cheering. It was almost so loud he could hardly hear someone yelling in his ear! Finally, he heard the word “Play!”

He looked down and there was his guitar in his hands. He started to play and the crowd became quieter. He played through one of the many songs he could play on the guitar. Behind him his band were playing with other instruments to back him up. There were drums, another guitar, tambourines and a couple more people singing with microphones. When he finished, the crowd started cheering and clapping again. He looked around and then bowed. He suddenly realized he was playing a band concert in New York City’s Central Park! His heart was beating fast because he was very excited. This had been his dream since he was in first grade!

He blinked and when his eyes opened, lo and behold he was sitting on the carpet again. He smiled all day but he kept his little trip a secret! He wondered if it would happen to someone else and guess what?...



Travierre

Travierre was giggling about something silly. Mrs. Pritts hadn’t sat down in her chair yet so they were allowed a voice level one. They were supposed to be whispering and Travierre was doing a great job with that rule. They were getting ready for story time. They would choose a new book today. They had three books to choose from and he was going to choose a Magic Tree House book. They were always exciting and fun.

Math was over for the day and he thought he did pretty good on the facts test. He couldn’t wait to go home and ride his bike. It was a beautiful day with lots of sunshine and great temperatures. It was perfect for playing outside. Of course he would do his homework first. He closed his eyes so he could see his bike and...

And suddenly... the carpet began spinning, swerving and turning, swinging and sailing, waving and weaving and suddenly...it was still.

Travierre was so surprised when his eyes flew open! He was inside the dog shelter! He had on a green doctor shirt and the name on it said: Travierre and Veterinarian under that! He looked at all the cages and thought he should get busy so he could make sure all of these puppies were healthy today. They were going to Bark in the Park and hopefully find a forever home. He was there to volunteer to check them out for all the new owners. He wanted to be sure there wasn’t one sick puppy in the whole building. He thought about all the happy smiles he would see at Bark in the Park when the puppies found their new owners.

He blinked and when his eyes opened, lo and behold he was sitting on the carpet again. He smiled all day but he kept his little trip a secret! He wondered if it would happen to someone else and guess what?...
Trysten

Trysten was happy and cheerful just as he was every day in Mrs. Pritts class. He was wearing his favorite red shirt today. He knew that shirt made him look so cool. Miss A had told him so the last time he wore it! He was sitting on the carpet but he was wiggly. They had an indoor recess because it was so cold outside and his body had the wiggles, just like most of the other kids on the carpet. They would go to gym this afternoon, he would be able to run and play games in the gym. He always loved gym day.

Today he had won a prize on the RESPECT board. He got to go down to the office and get his prize. It was almost time for gym and Trysten closed his eyes.

And suddenly... the carpet began spinning, swerving and turning, swinging and sailing, waving and weaving and suddenly...it was still.


Trysten was so surprised his eyes popped open. He looked around and he wasn’t on the carpet anymore! Instead, he was standing next to someone. He had a microphone in his ear and he was all dressed up in a suit and very nice tie. He had on black shoes. His eyes were looking everywhere at once and he realized he was standing next to the President of the United States! He was a policeman but he was more than a policeman. He was a Secret Service agent and he was guarding the President.
The President turned to him and said, “I’m so happy I chose you to be on my protection team. I chose you because you have such a lively personality! You cheer me up and I know I can depend on you to keep me safe.” Trysten grinned from ear to ear.

He blinked and when his eyes opened, lo and behold he was sitting on the carpet again. He smiled all day but he kept his little trip a secret! He wondered if it would happen to someone else and guess what?... 
Amare

Amare was getting sleepier and sleepier. He had stayed awake last night playing video games. He was sure glad his Mom didn’t find out! But now he was tired and sitting on the carpet made him even sleepier. His eyes began to close but he made them pop open again. He was trying to listen to Mrs. Pritts read a chapter in a Magic Tree House book.
Ooops, his eyes closed.

And suddenly... the carpet began spinning, swerving and turning, swinging and sailing, waving and weaving and suddenly...it was still.

This time Amare’s eyes opened super-fast! He wasn’t sure where he was. He looked around him. He was in an office and eating McNuggets and fries for lunch. He looked down and he had a suit on and a red tie. Of course he would have red on, it was his favorite color. He looked over at the book shelves that were everywhere in his office. The shelves were full of law books. He also noticed some art work on his walls. He stood up and looked at one of them, he was happy to see that the painting was signed by him!

He heard the door open and his secretary brought in a very important man from a new Internet company. Well, he thought, I have a name plate on my desk and an important client in my office. I made it! I’m a lawyer and I paint too!

He blinked and when his eyes opened, lo and behold he was sitting on the carpet again. He smiled all day but he kept his little trip a secret! He wondered if it would happen to someone else and guess what?... 
Khimir

Khimir was having a great day. He had picked out a really good library book because he loved to read and the lunch room had chicken and noodles for lunch. Recess time had been fun and Mrs. Pritts class got to play on the playground today. Miss Johnnie May had even given him a compliment today at lunch. He had a huge smile on his face. They were planning on finishing up a Junie B Jones book and he couldn’t wait for the ending!

He sat on his own square on Mrs. Pritts carpet. He tried to stay on his own square but sometimes it was hard to do. Mrs. Pritts was opening the book to the last chapter and she began to read. She was great at making her voice sound like Junie B!

He wanted to listen closely to the last chapter so he closed his eyes so he wouldn’t be distracted.

And suddenly... the carpet began spinning, swerving and turning, swinging and sailing, waving and weaving and suddenly...it was still.

Khimir wondered what was going on, but he opened his eyes he was in a far different place than his classroom! There were paintings on the walls, drawings and etchings everywhere and even some beautiful silver jewelry that had been hand crafted.
Wait! There was a sign in the shop where he was standing. It said: Khimir’s Artistic Designs. Yes, it was true , everything in the room was something that Khimir had designed and made! There were a lot of people lined up at the cash register and his beautiful designs were selling like hot cakes! He smiled. He was sure he was selling a lot of beautiful things that he had loved to make!

He blinked and when his eyes opened, lo and behold he was sitting on the carpet again. He smiled all day but he kept his little trip a secret! He wondered if it would happen to someone else and guess what?.. 
Airona

Airona was really wiggly today. She couldn’t wait for lunch because they were playing on the playground today. She was doing great at keeping her body still and being a good listener though. She was almost a second grader and she had learned a lot in Mrs. Pritts class this year. She was happy and smiling and waiting on Mrs. Pritts to tell them what they were going to do next.

They were all sitting on the carpet quietly waiting for what was next. She decided to rest her eyes for a minute.

And suddenly... the carpet began spinning, swerving and turning, swinging and sailing, waving and weaving and suddenly...it was still.

Airona slowly opened her eyes. She was surprised to see she wasn’t sitting in Mrs. Pritts classroom! Instead, she was standing in a beautiful building on a stage. There was a group standing behind her and they were singing. Suddenly the whole room went very quiet. Airona began to sing. She sang so sweetly that no one made a sound in that huge building. She sang and sang and the choir sang behind her. It was a beautiful sound and Airona felt proud. When the singing was finished, everyone came up to shake her hand and give her a hug. They told her what a wonderful job she had done with this group of kids. Her music school was the best one in Decatur and everyone wanted Airona to be their music teacher!

She blinked and when her eyes opened, lo and behold she was sitting on the carpet again. She smiled all day but she kept her little trip a secret! She wondered if it would happen to someone else and guess what?... 
Aretha

Aretha was sitting on her spot on Mrs. Pritts carpet. She was sitting very still. They had just returned to their room from gym and it felt so good to feel her body moving and jumping and skipping around! At the end of gym class she even began dancing around a little bit. She did some hip-hop moves and then did ballerina dancing. Her class thought she was very good at dancing and she loved to dance! She closed her eyes for just a second to see the picture in her mind of her dancing in gym class.

And suddenly... the carpet began spinning, swerving and turning, swinging and sailing, waving and weaving and suddenly...it was still.

Aretha opened her eyes and she was surprised. She was on a beautiful stage. She looked down and found that she was wearing a ballerina tutu. It was red, which was cool, cause that was her favorite color. There were people in the audience and she began dancing a beautiful solo dance to some lovely melody. When she was finished, the crowd stood up and clapped and clapped. Flowers came flying up on the stage. Aretha was so happy, she had been dreaming of becoming a ballerina since Mrs. Pritts first grade class!

She blinked and when her eyes opened, lo and behold she was sitting on the carpet again. She smiled all day but she kept her little trip a secret! She wondered if it would happen to someone else and guess what?... 
Trashiyah

It was first thing in the morning and Mrs. Pritts class was sitting on the carpet waiting to go to small groups. Some would go to Miss A, some would go to Mrs. Pritts table, and some would be in silent reading. If you were in silent reading you might get to go outside and read for Grandma Sherri. She hoped it was her turn today. She had on her favorite pink shirt and a new pair of shorts. She felt so good today! The announcements even said there would be chicken and noodles for lunch. Yummy, her favorite! And best of all, today was art class. She always loved to go to Mrs. Ellis for art. They always had a fun project to work on.

Trashiyah blinked her eyes for just a second ...

And suddenly... the carpet began spinning, swerving and turning, swinging and sailing, waving and weaving and suddenly...it was still.

Trashiyah was so surprised! She opened her eyes and looked around. She was in a hospital. She looked down and saw she was dressed in a pair of colorful scrubs. All around her were children in beds. She was the head nurse in the Pediatric ward of the hospital! She went to each bed, checking on each of her patients. She was so loving, kind and patient with each little one. She gave them all a hug and a kiss on the forehead before she moved to the next child. The children were trying to get her attention so they would be next. “Miss Trashiyah, Miss Trashiyah, please come over to my bed.” She smiled because she was so happy she was the nurse for these special children. She was good at drawing and art so she took a pad of paper with her to each bed and drew each child a special picture.

She blinked and when her eyes opened, lo and behold she was sitting on the carpet again. She smiled all day but she kept her little trip a secret! She wondered if it would happen to someone else and guess what?... 
Caden

Caden sat on the carpet, criss cross apple sauce just like he learned to do this year in Mrs. Pritts class. They were going to do a social studies lesson. He really liked those lessons. He had a big smile on his face; he was wearing his favorite shirt. It was a blue Hawk pride shirt and he really liked Hope Academy. He had lots of friends and sometimes he was the helper and line leader. Or sometimes he was the end friend and he could hold Grandma Sherri’s hand. Mrs. Pritts was busy with another student so Caden waited patiently. He hardly realized when his eyes closed.

And suddenly... the carpet began spinning, swerving and turning, swinging and sailing, waving and weaving and suddenly...it was still.

Suddenly Caden realized he was not at Hope Academy. He was in an operating room in a hospital. There was a doctor operating on a patient and Caden was handing him the instruments he needed. It was a very important job and he knew he had all of the doctor’s instruments ready when he needed them. Today they were working on a heart off a beautiful little girl. The doctor was concentrating and Caden was doing his part by handing the tools to the doctor. Caden had on a mask and special gloves so no germs could get into the little girl’s body. He was pleased to see that on his name tag it said his name and then Head Operating Room nurse. When he got home tonight, he decided he was going to make a drawing of the little girl. When she was well, he would give it to her. He was a good nurse, but he was a good artist too!

He blinked and when his eyes opened, lo and behold he was sitting on the carpet again. He smiled all day but he kept his little trip a secret! He wondered if it would happen to someone else and guess what?.. 
Sincer

Sincer was sitting on his square of carpet. He was sort of in the middle and several other kids were close to him. He had to be careful where he put his hands, feet and bottom so he wouldn’t get into someone else’s square. He looked around him with his beautiful brown eyes. He loved this room! He would be sad to leave Mrs. Pritts room and go to second grade but he knew he was ready.
It was time to start the lesson so he opened his book, then his eyes got real sleepy and he closed them for just a second.

And suddenly... the carpet began spinning, swerving and turning, swinging and sailing, waving and weaving and suddenly...it was still.

His big brown eyes opened and he was surrounded by animals! There were lions and tigers, snakes and rabbits and even a llama and a giraffe. He looked at his coat and it was white. He was standing in front of a building and he looked at the sign. It said: Sincer’s Animal Dentist Clinic at the St. Louis Zoo.
Somehow he just knew how to clean the teeth of the huge hippo and when they brought him an old tiger Sincer stroked his head then gave him a shot to put him to sleep. He carefully pulled out the tooth that was hurting the tiger and placed it in a jar. He was going to a first grade class next week and he would show them the tiger’s tooth. They would think it was so cool! He couldn’t wait to go to the classroom. It was a special class just like Mrs. Pritts first grade class was special and he would be speaking in Spanish to the students. He was very proud that he could speak two languages!

He blinked and when his eyes opened, lo and behold he was sitting on the carpet again. He smiled all day but he kept his little trip a secret! He wondered if it would happen to someone else and guess what?... 
Georgia

Georgia was sitting quietly as she usually did. Her square on Mrs. Pritts carpet was purple and she loved purple and pink. It was almost time for school to be finished and they were getting ready to go to their last art class with Mrs. Ellis. She couldn’t believe it was the last day of school. She loved school and doing homework and being with her friends. She was going to miss them during summer break. Yesterday Miss Doctor let her sing a solo in their last music class. It was so much fun. She closed her eyes so she could remember that special moment.

And suddenly... the carpet began spinning, swerving and turning, swinging and sailing, waving and weaving and suddenly...it was still.

Georgia opened her eyes with surprise. She was standing on a stage in the desert with lots of American soldiers sitting in the audience. She had on a pink outfit and even had on pink cowboy boots. She was surprised to see the microphone in her hand, but she began to sing to the troops. She sang song after song and even when she was finished the soldiers were begging her to come back on stage. Georgia had such a caring, loving attitude towards the soldiers that she went back out on stage and sang for another whole hour! She was so excited she was able to entertain the soldiers. They were a long way from home and she was helping them be happy with her songs. They were holding up signs that said “We Love You Georgia!” She smiled and smiled, happy to be doing what she loved the most.

She blinked and when her eyes opened, lo and behold she was sitting on the carpet again. She smiled all day but she kept her little trip a secret! She wondered if it would happen to someone else and guess what?... 
Miss A

Miss A was coming over to take her turn in Mrs. Pritts class. She was the Teachers Assistant for both Mrs. Pritts and Miss Meyer’s class. She really loved all her first graders. She especially liked having them in small groups. She helped them get their homework ready to go home and had small groups with spelling and working in their grammar books.
The kids liked to have Miss A cause she gave candy treats when they answered her questions correctly She was standing on the carpet looking around to see if there was anything she could do to help Mrs. Pritts!

And suddenly... the carpet began spinning, swerving and turning, swinging and sailing, waving and weaving and suddenly...it was still.

She couldn’t believe her eyes! She wasn’t standing on Mrs. Pritts carpet, she was standing on a Red Carpet and it led into this huge building with Oscar statues on each side. Oh my, there was Denzel Washington, and look, there was Will Smith, and Nick Cannon with his wife Mariah Carey! When she went inside, she found they were all seated together at one table. She was their guest of honor! She smiled and smiled, this was a wonderful evening and she was happy to spend time with some of her favorite actors!

She blinked and when her eyes opened, lo and behold she was sitting on the carpet again. She smiled all day but she kept her little trip a secret! She wondered if it would happen to someone else and guess what?... 
Mrs. Pritts


Mrs. Pritts was sitting in her teacher chair. Today was the last day of school. Everything was ready to be sent home with her first graders. She was a little sad to be seeing them go on to second grade. She loved this class and they had been so awesome all year. Grandma Sherri was bringing them back from their last art class. She didn’t even notice that her chair was resting partly on the carpet. She didn’t think about it. She didn’t know there was something very special about the carpet that her class sat on every day. She looked at each square and could see a picture in her mind of each one of them and where they sat. She thought back to all the new stuff they learned this year. They were even writing paragraphs and had written a report on an animal they saw at the zoo on their class trip. She spied something shining at the back of the carpet so she scooted her chair over to see what it was.

And suddenly... the carpet began spinning, swerving and turning, swinging and sailing, waving and weaving and suddenly...it was still.

Mrs. Pritts eyes flew open so fast. This was something she had never experienced before. Why, she was at the head of a huge parade! She was on the biggest, reddest fire truck ever made. Ryan and Marissa were on the truck with her. There was a big sign on the truck that said: “Mrs. Sarah Pritts, National Teacher of the Year.” She was so excited, she began waving to everyone in the crowd. She could see some of her former students in the crowds. She remembered something special about all the students she had taught. She smiled and smiled. She loved teaching first graders. It was an amazing age and she loved teaching at Hope Academy!

She blinked and when her eyes opened, lo and behold she was sitting on the carpet again. She smiled and smiled! She couldn’t wait for Grandma Sherri to bring her class back to the room. She knew exactly what they were going to talk about till the end of the last day!

And guess what? Everyone in the class had made a trip on Mrs. Pritts magic carpet and they each shared what happened on their magic carpet trip! It was the best last day of school ever!





 

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Reviewed by Carol McDermith (Reader)
How magical. I loved it. I can't wait for my grandson and my granddaughter to read this small story. You are an excellent writer. Thank You for allowing us to enjoy your talent.

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