Marion Strikes a Pose
Ready, Set, Style!
Marion walked in the front door of Santa Vista Elementary School. In her head, she was going through her morning checklist: Homework folder? Check. Lunch box? Check. Sneakers for gym? Check.
Marion felt ready for the day.
She followed other kids into the auditorium for the morning
assembly, which they had every Friday. The seats were filling up. Marion headed for the rows assigned to the second-grade classes. She spotted an empty seat next to her three best friends, Amy, Liz, and Ellie.
Walking toward that row, Marion passed a group of fourth
graders. “I love your skirt, Marion!” said a girl named Emily as Marion went by.
“Thanks!” Marion replied. She had spent a lot of time last night planning her outfit for today. She added one more item to her checklist. Cool outfit? Check! Marion loved picking out her outfits for
school. And for play dates and for parties. And for riding her horse, Coco. For everything, really!
“Hi, Marion!” said Amy as she sat down. Farther down the row, Ellie and Liz waved.
“Attention, students!” Mrs. Young,
the principal, spoke into the microphone at the front of the auditorium. All the kids quieted down. “I have some announcements. But first, we have a special guest. Her name is Hannah Lewis. She is the owner of The Closet, a store here in Santa Vista.”