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Never Ride Your Elephant to School

Last updated Sunday, October 23, 2005

Author: Doug Johnson
Date of Publication:
Grade Level: 2nd    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Jul. 2001

Synopsis: Even though your elephant can help the spelling team win, he breaks chairs, blows over the teacher with applause, and won't fit under his desk during hurricane drill: also, "gym class could be hazardous. He'll want to climb the rope... The rope might not hold up."

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  What other animals should you never bring to school? Why? what might happen? Draw or write.
•  Make elephant noses.
•  Design your own elephant shorts, and draw on it your favorite part of school.

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!