When we got to school on Wednesday the classroom was covered in bits of wool, shiny beads, paper petals, tissue paper and all sorts of smelly girly things. Miss Bleet announced that today was THE BIG DAY – her alternative sports day. Ben and I complained that we should do proper sports as it was good exercise but Miss Bleet said this would be just as good exercise – but for our fingers and brains instead. Groan!
First she said we had to find a partner. Well that was easy. Then she told me and Ben that we’d better behave as she hadn’t forgotten our T-rex model that we made out of Mr Bucket’s best mop, two dictionaries and the class rubbish bin.
We had some really stupid things to do. We had to see who could make the most beautiful paper flower for our mums. It was so boring and we ended up glued together with tissue paper in our ears. Then we had to see who could make the quickest pair of recycled socks. Ben’s were brilliant. He shoved his feet into a couple of cereal boxes and shouted “I’ve won!” but Miss Bleet said it didn’t count as he kept falling over.
Then she gave out some bits of old card and said we had to see who could decorate the most bookmarks in half an hour. Well the girls all got to work with tiny sequins and made nasty flower patterns. Ben and I were just sitting wondering how we could get out of there when we saw a pile of dirty old leaves under the table and Zack’s head poking out from the middle. Bart and Neb were with him. “You need help!” he said. “Got these from the church gutter.” We slapped glue on the bookmarks and stuck the leaves all over them and the gargoylz helped us from under the table. Well, Miss Bleet didn’t say we had to use the things IN the classroom and she definitely didn’t say that gargoylz were not allowed to help. When the half hour was up we’d done the most bookmarks! Miss Bleet wasn’t too pleased about the dirt all over the floor but she couldn’t say anything. Lucinda and Poppy and Tiffany all starting wailing and complaining, but then a line of spiders appeared in the leaves on Ben’s bookmark and marched towards them. Well done Bart! They forgot about complaining – they were so busy running out of the classroom.
We’re having a film next week in school. Ben and I can’t wait. We’re hoping it’s the new Spy-Boy film – Spy-Boy and the Sharkmen from Jupiter.