Start of Summer
Illustrations and Story by
Orange County School of Arts,
Visual Art Conservator
Beachwell Elementary School is like a jungle with an
extremely large playground full of all kinds of slides,
swings, see-saws, bars, and even a rock climbing wall
surrounded with yellow and pink poppies.
It was almost the end of the last day of
school, a free-uniform day. All students,
except Sokron, were ready to hear the
final announcement from the school
“Could you be quiet Nina, you are so loud!” Meeka
Nina then sighed and said, “Sounds like there are a lot of
rules in the world.”
“Hey, where’s Sokron?” Jonsy
“Coming!” Sokron shouted as she ran
into the classroom.
“Everyone be quiet. All of us, teachers
and staff, are excited about our summer
vacation, but you students, have lots and
lots of homework that needs to be done
during the summer break to prepare
for the coming school year,” the Princeapple (as students
“I totally forgot about school, I thought
it was already summer vacation! Am I
late?” Sokron said as she went to her
seat and sat down.
called him) jokingly laughed over the
“What was that?” Sokron shockingly
“Great! I love homework. And there’s
81% of H2O in the air,” Meeka, the
science lover, smiled as she looked at
her hygrometer watch.
Jonsy, the feeler, felt super boooooored.
Nina mumbled to herself, “Why is he always giving us
extra work? I guess he does not like children. Maybe we
are too noisy, that’s what my dad always says.”
“You would have been, if you came
one second later,” Meeka smiled.
Ding, ding, ding.
“Um, the bell, duh,” Jonsy stated,
which was obvious.
“I didn’t know I was THAT late,” Sokron
“Come on, school’s over!” yelled Nina.
Still in the classroom, Jonsy turned to Sokron and gave
her a wondering look.