Hey, I’m Elise and I’m going to tell you about a time in grade five in 2004.
This event happened at Rochedale State School, in the class room.
This is how the story begins-well my job was to feed the teachers pet Ruby which
was a red back spider. I’d always feed Ruby after I’d dug up a few slimy
insects. One day I came back as usual with my hands all dirty carrying insects
and Ruby was GONE! “Aarrrrrrrr!” I screamed.
Mrs Crew, my teacher, quickly rushed into the room. “Oh, my dear what ever is
the matter?” she asked. I suddenly stopped screaming and stammered, “I, I, I,
My teacher looked completely confused! Oh no, I thought to myself I’m going to
be in big trouble. “Now settle down and talk properly my dear,” softly said Mrs
After six minutes of settling down, I whispered, “Ruby’s gone, all gone,” I said
as tears continuously kept falling out of my eyes. I whispered, “And well, I’m
going to be in big trouble”.
“No you’re not, we’ll just find her and that’ll be that. No problems at all”,
Mrs Crew snapped as the rest of the class came in. “Get out your maths books
please” , asked Mrs Crew to the class. “What is 6x2?” asked Mrs Crew to Jimmy
the unworking kid of the class. “Um, 52”, Jimmy responded