Welcome back, boys and girls for chapter two of the case of the missing lettuce. The first chapter I'm going to give you a couple seconds to think of what was that first chapter about? Who were some of our main characters? Who was the character that had the problem, who were some of the other characters that were helping to solve that problem? What is the problem in this story so far? How are they going to try to solve that problem? I want you to be thinking about those things. Remember when we practiced story mapping, who are our characters and not just all the characters, but our main characters. What is the problem? And we're going to be looking for how they solve that problem. We also need to be thinking about setting and remember that setting is two parts. We have time and place. And remember, time is not 9 or day. It needs to be a little bit more specific than that. Place, it should not be inside or outside. We need to be more specific than that. So if it's outside where outside are there, are they? And does that change? So let's continue with chapter two, asking questions. Betty Perry and Robert walked to sharpie porcupine's house. Sharpie was inside, brushing his quills. We've come to ask you a few questions, sharpie, said Betty. Questions, cried sharpie? Questions? What sort of questions? His quills stood up on end. Where were you last night? Asked Perry. I went to my sister's birthday party, said sharpie. Were you there all night? Ask Betty? Yes, said sharpie. I slept over two. The party was over late and it was too dark to walk home. That's all we need to know, said, Betty, thank you very much. That sounds like porcupine has an alibi, meaning he has somewhere else that he was that he did not commit the crime. Betty Perry and Robert left sharpies house. We can cross sharpie off the list, said Betty, he was with his family all night. Who's next on the list asked Perry? Dottie deer said Robert. If you guys would think back to yesterday, do we think that Dottie, deer might be a suspect? Donnie was outside lying in the shade of a tree watching her children play. Hello, Dottie, said Betty, do you have time to answer a few questions for us? Certainly said Dottie, let's go inside. Come on, children, she yelled. She called. Where were you last night? Asked Perry as they all sat down and dotty's living room. I was here, said Dottie. Any witnesses to that? Asked Perry? Dottie look confused. He means did anyone see you here? That's what a witness is. Explained Betty. Oh yes, said Dottie. The mayor. She had dinner with us. The mayor exclaimed Robert Perry and Betty. Yes, said Dottie. She had asked me to the to be the good forest school crossing guard next year. She came over to tell me about the job and to give me the uniform and the sign. Congratulations, said Betty, as they all went back outside, I know you will be a good crossing guard. Betty Perry and Robert smiled as they watch Dottie's children line up, line up, to help their mother practice for September. Crossing guards help people cross the street when there's lots of traffic. You certainly can't have a better witness than the mayor, said Betty, as they left Dottie's house, Dottie gets crossed off the list too. That leaves only one suspect, said Perry. Are we going to go visit him? Still can't see who that last suspect is. No, said Betty. I have a better idea. And she led the way to the county, fair. Okay. So why would she be going to the county fair? Why would that be her idea instead of just visiting the next person on the list? And remember, we're thinking about who are our characters, are setting the time and place that the story is taking place. We're also thinking about plot, which is the problem. Which one is our problem in this story? Think about our title and what our main character is having to deal with right now. How are they trying to solve that problem? We've seen two things that the characters have tried to do to solve the problem and figure out who stole that lettuce. And now we're going to be looking for in the next chapter tomorrow, we're going to be thinking about how does the character solve that problem? How does that problem get solved? Okay? So we're going to keep thinking about that and come back tomorrow for the last chapter.