George “Suds” Morton has heard the chant “First grade babies! Second grade cats! Third grade angels! Fourth Grade rats!” He didn’t like being a baby or a cat, but he’s been waiting to be a third grade angel ever since he was in kindergarten. When he finally arrives in third grade Mrs. Simms, his new third grade teacher, announces that she will have a competition to see who would be the first kid in class to be awarded a halo. All they have to do is be the best behaved kid in her class. This story teaches a life lesson about good character.