Jill, Mary, and Angela sat around Mary's kitchen table and stared at each other.
"What are we going to do?" Mary asked.
"I don't know," said Jill. "What do you think, Angela?"
"Well, my dad always says when you have a project to do, you should brainstorm."
Mary wrinkled her nose up. "Brainstorm? That sounds like hard work. When Miss Stacy gave us this project, I thought it would be fun. Now I'm not so sure."
"Well, we have to come up with something," said Angela. "Brainstorming isn't hard work; it's really fun."
"What do you have to do to brainstorm?" asked Jill.
"Well, one person takes notes, and everyone calls out ideas," began Angela. "Then we look over the ideas and pick the best ones."
"That doesn't seem too hard," said Mary. "I'll take notes."
Mary spoke out loud as she wrote a title on the page, "Ideas to help our library for Library Lovers Month. O.K., I'm ready, start calling out ideas."
Angela and Jill looked at each other and laughed. "Give us a few seconds to think! You know, you can write down things you think of, too," said Angela.
"Really?" said Mary. "O.K., how about having a bake sale to raise money?"