Apparently Peter's new teacher is pretty strict.
It sounds like she spent much of the day yelling at the kids and taking away bananas.
Each kid has a monkey and they start the day with 5 bananas. If you break a rule you get a reminder and if you break it again, you get a banana taken away. If you do something good (saying thank you, helping someone, etc.) then you get an extra banana.
At the end of the week, if you have 23 bananas or more you get to go to the prize chest. Peter kept all of his bananas on Thursday and then managed to get an extra one on Friday.
He was pleased with his prize - a little imitation Hot Wheel. It looked like the teacher probably got a pack of 50 of these for $1.00. I think going to the prize chest was more exciting than the actual prize itself.
Peter said almost everyone lost bananas on Friday and that he and Colton (Jennifer's son) were the only ones that got an extra banana.
I am assuming that his teacher is trying to get everyone used to the rules. Hopefully it will calm down over the next few weeks.
He got his extra banana for saying thank you.
Apparently I need a prize chest around here.
Oh. And the boy with the really long name? The one Peter couldn't pronounce?
It wasn't Tom as I had predicted.
It was Gilberto.