Chalk this up to another valuable life lesson.
You see, at Double Diamond Elementary School children are given either Howls or Growls (the school mascot is a coyote, thus the theme) as part of their Encourage Good Behavior Incentive Program. I'm sure you remember those from your own school days. Mine involved a negative focus -- detention.
But, things have changed and now you can collect your Howls and turn them in for little prizes from the Treasure Chest in the Principal's Office or...you can try to save them for a REALLY BIG prize.
Kata seemed to gather her fair share and when Ken realized it, he encouraged her to save them and see how many she could accumulate by the end of the school year. Well, she did and the reward was a limo ride and lunch with the Principal.
This was just a portion of the first and second graders. I believe they had three trips scheduled in order to accommodate all the students. And you wonder why we love our current Principal, Dr. Moller? Simply put, she rocks.