"Where did you get those?" I asked.
Before he could answer, Silas piped in, "I should get a treat too, since Ephraim got one!"
"Oh, yeah? Well, what did you do to be special like me?" Ephraim asked him.
"What did you do that's so special?" Silas inquired.
"I don't know. It's in my backpack."
And in his backpack was a certificate and letter from his teachers. This is what it said:
Congratulations on being this week's Leader of Tomorrow! You have been chosen this week because you always work very hard and try your best at everything you do.
We really appreciate your great work habits and the way you put first things first. You get to work quickly, and make sure to complete all of your work quickly and neatly before you play.
You are a very caring student and have quickly made friends in our classroom. You make a great effort to make deposits into your classmates' emotional bank accounts through your kind words and actions! Your kindness and great work ethic make you a wonderful role model in our classroom.
Keep up the great work, Ephraim!
Mrs. Osmond and Mrs. Stanke