Copyright 2013 by Geary Smith
Persnickety,” said Somer’s teacher, Ms. Jackson.
and you will be the winner of the class spelling bee.”
I please have the definition?” asked
means to be
about small details, or requiring great precision.”
E, R, S, N, I, C, K, E, T, Y.”
won!” shouted Somer’s friends. “You won
you can pick out any prize from the treasure box,” said Ms.
prize you want. Take your time and think about it.”
said Somer while trying to decide with her finger on her chin.
know which prize to pick. There are so many to choose. I do like to
treasure box was loaded with all kinds of games, toys, candies, and
gadgets with bells and lights.
Somer had a hard time choosing her prize her friends-Jessica,
Henry and Keith had their own ideas.
should get that nice flute,” said Jessica. “Then
sit next to me
the flute section in the band.”
said Somer. “That would be nice.”
electric helicopter,” said Henry. “Then we could
how high it could fly.”
a good idea, too,” said Somer. “That would be a fun
said Toni. “An art set would be the best choice. Then we
many bright and pretty pictures together.”
like art,” said Somer.
which prize do you want?” asked Ms. Jackson.
am not sure,” replied Somer. “Can I make a
thought long and hard about what prize to select and what all of her
next day at school.
and see!” shouted Somert to her friends. I made my
Toni, Henry, and Keith came running. They looked at the round
Somer was holding.
not the right shape to be a flute,” sighed Jessica.
is not long
too round to be an electric helicopter,” said Henry.
it’s an art set,” said Toni hopefully.
it’s not an art set,” said Somer. She opened the
was an official NBA basketball.
an official NBA basketball!” said Somer. “Now I can
shot, and free throws!”
Henry, Toni and Keith watched Somer twirl the basketball on the
of her finger. Then they all laughed. “A basketball is the
said Somer. “Now, let’s go play two on two.
they all did.
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