|Monkeys In The Classroom|
“Class 4B! Keep quiet!” Our mathematics teacher, Mr Chan shouted. Mr Chan was a tall and thin man who was very strict with us. He spoke to me “Now, Jane, tell me how to find the area of triangle ABC!”|
I felt someone poking my elbow and I woke up from my sleep. As the Mathematics lesson was boring, I had day dreamed and dozed off “Huh? What happened?” I whispered. My friend, Sally who had poked me, whispered to me quietly “Find the area of triangle ABC!” My quick mind worked and I said “The answer of triangle ABC is ... erm ... 96!” Mr Chan said that my answer was correct and he gave us some problem sums to be done in our workbooks.
John ran out of the door to telephone the zoo. As he was running, he bumped into Mr Lee, who was our headmaster. Mr Lee had come because of the noise that we were making. The third and fourth monkeys saw him and scampered up his neck. They pulled his nose and hair. Mr Lee told us to be calm. Just then, we saw a man wearing a cap coming into the classroom, followed by John. The man was wearing a white tee-shirt with the words “Zoo” on it. We knew that he was the zoo-keeper. He told us to call him Mr Tan. He looked at us and smiled.
Mr Chan told Mr Tan to take the monkeys away. Mr Tan took out a whistle from his pocket and blew it. Strangely, the monkeys walked towards Mr Tan and went into a big cage that he had brought with him. The monkeys were then brought back to the zoo.
As some students were bitten by the monkeys, they were hospitalised for two days. Classes were cancelled that day. We cheered joyfully and went back home as happy as larks.
|Designed by Virtual Teacher Aide||Written by Melissa Loo|
Pri 6/1, 2002