After the two week vacation for the Christmas holiday, Connie Brooks gets ready to return to school. If she survives her conversation with her absent minded landlady Mrs Davis.
On the way to school, Walter’s golden tongued exclamations puts the patience of Miss Brooks grammatical nature to the test. Walter puts forth the need for the basketball team to get new uniforms, and he appeals to Miss Brooks to ask Mr Conklin about it.
At school, Connie talks to harriet Conklin to get the feel for her dad’s mood, before she faces him about the problems that Walter had asked about. Connie gets roped into asking about Harriots need. The Home Ec class needs a new sewing machine.
With her new duties to represent, Miss Brooks needs some added encouragement. Connie talks with Mr Boynton, but he has requests of his own. With the cold science lab, Macdugal the frog has a cold and it’s all he can to to croak, sneez and sniffle all at once.
As Connie races into the jaws of the lion, will she have any luck? The faculty are so upset, they are almost reduced to swearing. To help gain sympathy, the cast fake being sick, but by the time Miss Brooks has her moment in front of Mr Conklin, he manages to see through the ruse.
It takes some special doing for Mr Conklin to cave in. Thanks to a phone call from Mrs Conklin, and harriet his secret source of warmth is discovered. Now that he faces the same cold and challenges as all the other mere mortals, the school is soon to be warm again.