It was just a regular day in Ms. Baltome’s class and Gerald was sitting in the back of the classroom playing with his pencil. The classes’ pet hamster, Stevey was also sitting in the back nibbling on a piece of yellow hay. Gerald took a mischievous glance at the hamster and smiled his sly smile. At the end of the day, once everyone else had left, he quickly opened the cage, snatched the hamster and took off down the hall to catch his bus. The next day everyone was a nervous wreck looking for Stevey. Gerald just couldn’t stop laughing!