Heidi Heckelbeck Is the Bestest Babysitter!
Heidi had her very own classroom in the playroom. She had a chalkboard, a desk, and a pointer. She even had students: a stuffed panda; a stuffed kangaroo; and her little brother, Henry. They all sat on small wooden chairs in front of Heidi, who was, of course, the teacher. She called herself Mrs. Applegarth.
Mrs. Applegarth tapped the chalkboard with her pointer. “Class, what can you tell me
animals do when they’re scared?”
Henry raised his hand. Mrs. Applegarth called on him.
“Skunks spray stink bombs when they’re scared,” he answered. “And octopuses squirt black ink.”
“Good answer, Henry,” said Mrs. Applegarth. “You get a gold star!”
Heidi handed Henry a gold star sticker.
“Excuse me, Mrs. Applegarth!” said someone from the door.
Heidi pulled off her pretend glasses and looked at the door. It was Mom.