Mrs. Kim greeted her class.
"Good morning, boys and girls," she said. "I have a special guest I would like for you to meet."
"Where is she?" asked Hannah. "All I see is Mrs. Robbins, the lunch lady."
"Mrs. Robbins is our special guest," answered Mrs. Kim. "She has come to our class to tell us about the plants we eat."
"I don't eat plants!" said Austin.
"Yuck!" added Josh. "Do you feed us plants in the lunchroom?"
"In a way, yes," answered Mrs. Robbins.
"Oh, no!" sighed Matthew. "I'll never be able to eat another meal in the lunchroom. I didn't know I was eating plants."
"Just hold on a minute, Matthew," said Mrs. Robbins. "You might want to change your mind about that."
A few of the children grumbled, but they decided to listen to what Mrs. Robbins had to say. Mrs. Robbins went to a table at the front of the room. There was a sheet covering something up on the table. When Mrs. Robbins took the sheet off, the children saw a bowl with some grass. There were other bowls with green plants in them.
"Would any of you like to sample the plants I have in these bowls?" Mrs. Robbins asked.
"No!" the class answered all together.Paragraphs 13 to 37:
For the complete story with questions: click here for printable