K.K. kicks, hits, pinches, pushes, shoves, whines, and talks back — and those are his better traits. There is a “Good Behavior” campaign in full swing in our school and kids — especially at recess — are being given certificates of merit for acts of kindness and responsibility. Everyone in our classroom has at least one — except K.K.
Ms. Cher said, “K.K. is a brat. I can’t even think of a situation we could set up to help him earn one.”
I said, “What are you talking about? K.K. earned 20 just today.”
Everybody turned around to look at me. Ms. Alyce exclaimed, “What?! Ged’oud’da’here! No way!”
Ms. Jewls laughed. “K.K. Klimber is cute and one of my favorites, but even I know there’s no way he earned a good behavior voucher.”
Ms. Cher gave me that look. “What did he do?” She demanded.
“He ordered me to tie his shoelace,” I said. “”Then, when I finished, before he ran off to play, he took my face in his hands and told told me — for the second day in a row — that I am, “Pretty, pretty.” That’s got to be worth at least 20 vouchers.”