Uptown This book portrays the foods, sounds and culture of Harlem, through the eyes of a little boy who lives there. Alexis picked this from her school library. I was impressed that she picked a book that relates to our Geography/Culture Project.
This Is The Way We Eat Our Lunch This book shows children from around the world eating their favorite foods. At the end of the book is recipes for hummus, wild rice soup and fruit salad.
Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus It is Junie B's first time riding the school bus and she doesn't like anything about it. She doesn't like the mean kids on the bus, the smell of the bus, or the way the door opens and closes (she is afraid the door will cut her in half, if it closes by accident). So Junie B. causes a lot of trouble when she decides she will not ride the bus anymore.
We love the Junie B. books. They are very witty and humorous. Junie B. does everything she shouldn't. She is very opinionated and will say whatever is on her mind. This is part of the charm of these books.
The Junie B. Classroom Club provides teachers guides for Character Education using the Junie B. books. I thought this was a great idea. The guides are created to help teach children about acceptance, tolerance, honesty, kindness and respect, among many other character traits.