One of the Halloween activities in Claire’s class this year was for each kid to make up a Halloween story on their own. The teachers transcribed the stories, printed and laminated them, and posted them on the wall for everyone to read. Claire’s read as follows:
A cat ran on the sidewalk. The doggie got the cat. The mommy forgot her purse. The little lady laughed. The little lady wore a hat. She also had thousands and thousands of coins.
Most of the other kids’ stories were pretty nice too. A couple were scarcely one sentence long. And one or two were just descriptions of Star Wars battles that had nothing to do with Halloween.