John told me that on Thursday, they had a substitute teacher for library. Apparently, even librarians get sick once in a while. He was pretty down the mouth about it, because the substitute teacher was one with the reputation of being strict. I didn't get much out of him as far as what book he chose or what they did that day other then it was no fun because of the substitute.
When I saw this, though, it seems like there was more to the story:
Arrrr, you landlubber!!!
The "mean" teacher apparently read them a story but didn't show them the pictures, so they got to illustrate it themselves. No question it was a pirate story.