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THE LOST GIRL – BY LAUREN KATHMAN
“We are going to the zoo” I exclaimed.
“Yes kids, now settle down. We will be going to the zoo but you have to behave yourselves. If you are not good until the day we leave you will have to stay here.” Mrs. Green, my 3rd grade teacher, told the class.
This is how the adventure of the lost girl started. We were going on a class field trip to the Zoo, this was about 4 years ago but I still think about it every day. The day that we were to leave was the day that we were the most excited about. All the kids in the class got fantastic grades and none of us were bad or all over the place. That was until, the day came. When we got onto the bus we were playing games like I Spy, rock paper scissors, and the letter game. There was a lot of noise on that bus; I think that even if an almost deaf person without a hearing aid in would have heard us. From OUTSIDE the bus!!!!! Anyways, when we got to the zoo we were so excited and playful, until it got cold.
“Mrs. Green,” we all had complained at one point in time “it is cold out here, can we please go somewhere warm?”
Mrs. Green would always reply saying “Kids I agree that it is cold out here but we have to stay out here, most of the things to look at are out here.”
We would then reply with a cold, simple and shaky “ok”
As we watched the animals Mrs. Green explained some things about that certain animal. When we got to the monkey cage we all started looking for the monkeys. We were so caught up in the animals that we didn’t even realize that we were missing a student. We were missing Skye.
“Skye?” Mrs. Green had said when she was making sure she had all the students. When there was no reply we got worried, Skye was always talking.
“She isn’t here.” Said Skye’s best friend
“Well where did she go?” Mrs. Green said.
“I don’t know I was watching the monkeys.” Replied Skye’s friend
“Great, we have lost a student, it is freezing out here and no one knows where Skye is.”
When we got the zoo troopers or rangers we all started looking for Skye. After about 30 minutes of yelling Skye’s name we finally find her. By then it is time to head back home. On the way home Skye tells us what happened, where she was, why she left, and all the details. Unlike on the way to the zoo the bus was quiet and all you could hear was Sky telling us what she learned. First, that we all need to make sure to stay close to the group at all times. Second, that wondering off is dangerous. To this day, like I said before, I still think about that day and think about what I would do if I were in Skye’s shoes.
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