MY Daughter says it is good and teaches you not to try and be grown up before your time
What happens when a sixth-grade class is left unsupervised for a whole day? One might imagine that anything but learning would occur. But when a class usually led by a gifted teacher is left to its own devices, something unusual happens: when the substitute teacher fails to show, the children in Mr. Fabiano's class decide to run the day according to the strict but enjoyable routine ingrained in them by their creative, beloved teacher. Rest assured Fletcher's characters aren't goody-goodies. Rather, they are coconspirators as a countdown clock builds the tension: Will they make it through the day without being found out? As they go through their rote exercises, the kids gain self-assurance and self-reliance. They also come to terms with their feelings of guilt, grief, and sorrow about a classmate who died six months earlier.
Friday, April 28, 9:00 A.M
Opportunity is knocking at the door of Mr. "Fab" Fabiano's 6th grade class. Mr. Fab is absent and a substitue teacher never arrives. The class wants to prove that kids rule, so they decide to run the class on there own. Super-smart Karen leads the way in the class routiness and most of the kids join in. But for Rachel White, this is not jusr any day. Rachel's been silent for 6 months and "talks" by writting notes. Rachel knows today is exactly 6 months since there classmate Tommy Feathers died. In her own way, Rachel reminds her class about this-and for the first time, Mr.Fab's students reveal their true and sometimes hurtful thoughts. Where is Mr.Fab's class headed know? The school day is not over yet. Will they keep flying solo, or CRASH?
(This was taken from the back of the book!)
In interesting day in the life of sixth graders "flying solo" with no teacher or sub. The kids surprised themselves and were able to get a glimpse of some of the strengths in one another that they'd never seen before.