Last week we said that Andrew and Oxford caught the thief on the bus.In order to welcome the new semester,Teacher Rolin organized a cleaning day for the classroom.
Teacher Rolin assigned Victor and Iris to clean the windows,Oxford and Junior to wipe the tables and chairs,Pandora and Andrew to clean the floor,and Jimmy was assigned to wipe the blackboard.
The day went by quickly,and it wasn’t long before it was time to go home.Teacher Rolin came into the classroom to have a look,and saw clean tables and chairs,a clean floor and shining glass.Teacher Rolin was very happy,but turned around to see chalk marks and dust all over the blackboard.It was just as dirty as it was before.
Everyone looked at the blackboard,and couldn’t help but start complaining:“Teacher Rolin,we all worked very hard to clean,but Jimmy just sat there.He didn’t do his part,and he didn’t help anyone else.”
Teacher Rolin patiently asked,“Jimmy,everyone else finished their assignments.Why didn’t you?”Jimmy scratched his head,and replied.
“At home,Mom never makes me do housework,so I’ve never done any cleaning.I think it’s something Mom should do.”
Teacher Rolin laughed.“Your mother doesn’t make you do housework because she’s worried you’ll be tired.But you live there,so you also bear the responsibility to keep the house clean.You should share the housework,instead of leaving it all for your mother to do.It’s the same with cleaning.You use this classroom and study in here along with everyone else,so you must also help to keep the classroom clean by completing your assigned job.Do you understand?”
Jimmy’s face went red with embarrassment,and he finally understood how hard his mother worked,as well as the importance of sharing the housework.He grabbed a rag,and with everyone’s help,quickly wiped the blackboard clean.
Everyone had originally planned to go to the park to play after they were finished cleaning,but Victor suddenly wasn’t feeling well.Why?We’ll find out next week.