out in the school yard, spring 3006

Laurel Grove Elementary School: Spring 3006 Semester
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Principal/Superintendent: Illiana Greer. Teachers: Quinn Faulkner, Devon Summerfield
Students: Adriana Tracy, Lauren Faithbucks, Sabrina Juarez, Kara Leane (all 6); Giovanni Juarez, Nate Fontaine, Becca Carr, Alicia Faithbucks (all 8); Nichole Faithbucks, Santiago Juarez, Chaz Weber (all 10)

Spring 3006

It was the middle of the spring semester which meant that the SPAT was right around the corner, and the teachers were hammering all of the prep they could squeeze in before testing.

Third grade was turning out a bit better for Alicia, who was no longer struggling in class.

Nate was going to disagree. He was ever frustrated at the schoolwork that was getting harder and harder every day it seemed.

The lower grades were faring a bit better however.

They appeared to really enjoy Mrs. Faulkner’s lessons. They weren’t really as nervous for the exam like the upper grades.

At least not in class. They were still visibly relieved when lunchtime came.

The upper grades were grateful for the break as well. Nate likened the heavy work to studying to be a doctor, like he knew it to be anyway.

Unfortunately, lunch wasn’t fun for everyone. Kara got caught shooting a spitball at Santiago and was in detention. She had to spend lunch at the teacher’s table, ouch.

Thankfully, music class followed after lunch. Although Kara didn’t care for violin much, anything was better than detention.

Alicia loved music best of all. She was a bit of a virtuoso and she was in her element whenever she played the piano.

During library time, Principal Greer pulled Santiago and Sabrina into her office. She wanted to see how they were faring with the trouble they had going on at home.

Of course Santiago played it off, being the class clown he was. But he did admit that Sabrina was having a bad time.

Sabrina didn’t appreciate much how her brother put her under the bus. She didn’t want to talk about how sad she was to Principal Greer, no matter how nice she was. She didn’t want to talk about it at all.

Principal Greer agreed to end the talk and even tried to comfort Sabrina.

But she wasn’t having it. She didn’t want any hugs either.

Principal Greer was understandable enough and she dismissed them thereafter. She knew divorce was a tough time for everyone and knew given time, they’d be able to adapt.

Three o’clock never looked so good that day, although they were not looking forward to doing it all over again the next day. Why couldn’t school be only once a week anyway?


  • It’s spring semester, so it’s SPAT time. Everyone is on track to pass for graduation into high school. Next year, Nichole, Santiago and Chaz will be in their last year of primary school. They were in kindergarten when Laurel Grove opened, so they are the first true graduates of the school. Tear…
  • Next year, Quinn will have a full classroom, as there will be five new kindergartners: Eva, Jordan, Courtney and her two boys, Austin and Chase. And I’m also excited that I’ll really get to play them. I find the toddler stage to be very boring so I don’t play them often. It’ll be fun to discover what their personalities will be.
  • I am already thinking of rebuilding Laurel Grove… for the third time lol. But the lunchroom is just too small and the NPC chef still doesn’t show up. The music room is also too small and I have three classrooms that are not being used. But I suppose I can always just expand the cafeteria and renovate the unused classrooms. It is doable, since renovations can occur during summer break.
  • Thanks for reading!

2 thoughts on “out in the school yard, spring 3006

  1. I vote renovations! I’ve renovated all my schools, but I love that they are still the same. So many schools get just get updates and more add-ons, and I think it looks great in the neighborhood view too. Congrats to nearly having your first true graduates of your school! That’s always exciting! And you are awesome to do the SPAT for the little kids, I do not at all. Which is probably why the Picasso twins are looking to graduate high school with the skillset that would put a toddler to shame! And I cannot believe that you aren’t a fan of toddlers, I just love them and their chubby little faces! But agree that the personalities are wider in childhood.

    1. It’s just that their actions are limited. They are cuteness overloaded but I still find them a bit boring. I am really excited at the agings coming up. I can’t wait to see what they’ll look like and how they’ll interact with everyone.

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