(Strip Number 1086, Original Publication Date, 4 September 1986)
Panel 1: Miss Blais tells the class that they should all have an eraser and two pencils and to hold them up. As her blond-haired, freckle-faced seat-mate does so, Lizzie realizes that all of her school supplies are at home and starts to wilt.
Panel 2: She then says that everyone should have a ruler and box of crayons and to hold them up. Lizzie slumps further into despair as she cannot do that.
Panel 3: She also cannot hold up glue and safety scissors that are at home and has pretty much collapsed.
Panel 4: When the judgmental drone asks if anyone has forgotten their pencil case, Lizzie looks to be trying to disappear.
Summary: While this may or may not be Anthony she's sitting next to, it's clear as all Hell to me that Liz's career of being a terrible student starts here. As we'll see, the first teacher she gets colors the experience and, as we'll see, Miss Idi....Blais sees Lizzie as being a PROBLEM because she doesn't act exactly like the other production units that have to have arithmetic and hand-writing installed.