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Christmas With Favorite Character Junie B. Jones in Hilarious Chapter Book for the Holidays

Cindy Hewitt is a retired teacher with a passion for children's literature. Read-aloud stories add quality to a child's life experiences.

Hilarious Christmas Adventures With Junie B Jones

Great holiday gift

Great holiday gift

Hilarious Christmas Activities With Junie B Jones That Comes With a Holiday Lesson for Peace and Good Will

Barbara Park's Junie B. Jones Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! is the perfect read for young readers who are fans of this hilarious character, Junie B. Jones. Junie is in the first grade and the Christmas holidays bring all kinds of activities for her classroom. Junie B has a problem with May, the class tattletale. Junie might have an opportunity to retaliate when it comes time to exchange the Secret Santa gifts. Junie B must decide if it is better to give a great gift or to give May a gift that Junie B feels that May really deserves as punishment for being a tattletale.

Room One is chosen to sing Jingle Bells this year and the class receives elf hats. The Christmas singalong also includes The 12 Days of Christmas. Young readers will laugh their way through reading about how Junie B turns the Christmas singalong into a hilarious event.

What will Junie B choose as a Secret Santa gift for her nemesis May? She must change her attitude in order to have good will during the giving season. In her heart, she thought that May should receive coal. The surprise ending is the perfect touch for the holiday season when Junie B learns that giving the right gift is the best.

Denise Brunkus contributed her talent as an illustrator with hilarious depictions of Junie B and her classmates celebrating the Christmas season in Room One in first grade.

Junie B Jones Jingle Bells Batman Smells was published by Random House and is recommended for ages 6-9. It has an ISBN of 978-1-9848-9269-0.

Hilarious Illustrations Celebrate Junie B's Humor


A Few Chapters From Junie B Jones Jingle Bells

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Bring Junie B Jones Into the Classroom for Holiday Lessons

Teachers will want to add Barbara Park's hilarious holiday adventures with Junie B Jones into the classroom for some fun activities for the Christmas season. Every classroom can relate to Junie B's humor and students will actually learn the same lesson of giving as they read along to discover Junie B's change in attitude toward her nemesis May who is the class tattletale. This chapter book is appropriate for reading aloud each day during a reading session. Students enjoy reading aloud to their classmates when sharing a chapter book.

*Take a class poll of the students who secretly dislike someone. Engage students in a discussion of getting along and how to get along with someone who they dislike.

*Engage students in a discussion of giving during the Christmas season. Why is is appropriate for Junie B to give a nice gift to May when it is time for Secret Santa gifts rather than a naughty gift that she really thinks that May deserves.

*Assign a creative writing activity for students to write about what they would give May as a Secret Santa gift and why they would give this gift.

*Have a Christmas singalong in your classroom as did Junie B Jones in Room One.

*Organize a Secret Santa gift exchange for your classroom.

*Engage students in a discussion of what it means to have Peace and Goodwill.

*Assign a creative writing activity for students to write their own story of how they can have Peace and Goodwill during the Christmas season.

*Take a class poll of students who have given a gift to someone who they really did not like. Did they feel good about giving the gift? How did the person receive the gift? Parents sometimes encourage children to give a gift to someone that is not someone they like. This teaches a lesson that Junie B learned.

*Room One in Junie B's school also learns the Christmas song The 12 Days of Christmas for their singalong. Teach this holiday song to your students.

*Assign an art activity for students to draw illustrations of The 12 Days of Christmas.

© 2021 Cindy Hewitt

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