Pupils serve as principals at Bains _lowres

Photo provided by Linda Holmes -- Five first-graders at Bains Lower Elementary School in St. Francisville got the opportunity to be 'Principal for a Day' Feb. 27 and shadow Assistant Principal Nikki Milton. Gathered, from left, are students Elijah Ladraa, Aubree Corkern, Milton, T. Paul Morgan, Grant Schilling and Jack Samuel Leak.

While their classmates were busy Feb. 27 with reading groups, learning stations, journal writing and learning math concepts, five first-graders — Aubree Corkern, Elijah Ladraa, Jack Samuel Leak, T. Paul Morgan and Grant Schilling — shadowed Assistant Principal Nikki Milton, of Bains Lower Elementary, for the day.

The students got the opportunity to be principal for a day as a reward for making it to the 90 Point Club in the Accelerated Reader program.

“Making it to the 90 Point Club means they have read and taken quizzes on over 180 books since August,” said Linda Holmes, librarian at Bains Lower in St. Francisville.

With notebooks and pens in hand, the five first-graders accompanied Milton to some of the classrooms to make student observations.

The “principals” said the other students were well-behaved during their visit.

During a working lunch with the group, Milton described the tasks she has during the course of a day as principal.

“Being a principal is not too easy and it’s not too hard, it’s just right,” said Elijah Ladraa, one of the principals for a day.