‘Breakfast,’ with compound words underlined, by Rikku

"Birch Collage" by Reuben Bassett
“Birch Collage” by Reuben Bassett

AS THE SUNSHINE comes into my bedroom and wakes me up, I push off my bedspread and go barefoot into the living room to find my grandfather and grandmother reading the newspaper and waking up.

When they see me, one of them offers to make my breakfast. I want pancakes with strawberries.

Afterward, we all have places we need to go.


Rikku is a BSE fifth-grader. Reuben completed this collage in sixth grade; he is now at Mohawk. We welcome student work that reveals something of who we are as a community. These pieces are perfect.

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