Feeling Good

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Feeling Good 1 Jason and Alex are best friends. They are in the same class. Today their class is going on a trip to the American Museum of Natural History. 2 Yesterday afternoon Jason and Alex looked at the museum’s Web site. The museum has so much to see! The class will have time to see only some of the exhibits. Jason wants to see the space exhibits and the moon rocks. Alex wants to see the dinosaurs. Their teacher told them they would see both of those and more. 3 Jason woke up early. He was very excited. He washed, brushed his teeth, and combed his hair. As he dressed, the delicious smell of pancakes filled his room. He rushed downstairs. 4 “Good morning, buddy,” said Dad. “You have a long day ahead of you, so you’d better start with a good breakfast. I’m making your favorite pancakes.” 5 “Mmmm. They smell good. Thanks, Dad.” Jason sat down at the table and saw an envelope next to his plate. His name was on the envelope. He opened it. 6 “What’s this for?” asked Jason, holding up the money that was inside the envelope. 7 “It’s not every day you get to visit one of the greatest museums in New York! Use that money to buy yourself something to remember your trip.” 8 “Wow. Thanks, Dad. Thanks a lot.” 9 “You’re welcome. Now eat your breakfast and I’ll drop you off at school.” 10 When Jason got to school he didn’t see Alex anywhere. His teacher told him Alex was sick. He had to stay in bed. Jason was sad. His best friend was not going on the trip to the museum. ™ © Advanced Assessment Systems/LinkIt! Duplication is restricted to licensees only. 11 Who would Jason sit with on the bus? Who would he walk with at the museum? Who would he eat lunch with? Jason was not excited anymore. He was worried. He had to rethink his whole day. 12 On the bus, he saw the new student, Raj. He was sitting alone. Raj was always very quiet. Jason sat next to him. Raj smiled, and happily said, “Hi, Jason!” Jason felt better already, but he still missed Alex. 13 At the museum, Jason and Raj had a good time together. The class spent time in the museum shop before returning to school. Jason saw so many great things he could buy. There was a space puzzle and a moon model, but the best thing was a rocket kit. It was perfect! He had just enough money to buy it. 14 “What are you buying, Raj?” Jason asked. 15 “A pin for my mom. Her birthday is next week,” said Raj. 16 “But I thought you liked the set of moon rocks,” said Jason. 17 “I do, but I only have enough money for the pin. My mom will really like it. That will make me feel good for a lot longer than the moon rocks set.” 18 Jason looked at the rocket kit he was holding. Then he saw a model of a stegosaurus. Alex didn’t have a stegosaurus. Jason knew Alex would really like it. He knew Alex would be sad that he missed the trip. Jason hoped the stegosaurus would cheer him up. 19 “I see what you mean, Raj,” said Jason. He put down the rocket kit and picked up the model that he would give to Alex. It made him feel really good. ™ © Advanced Assessment Systems/LinkIt! Duplication is restricted to licensees only.

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