Literature – Time Travelers and Banana Smoothies

Last Friday, the Time Travelers and Banana Smoothies put together a packet of work for Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and brought it home.
This packet contains completed work from this session, worksheets we would have done in class on Week 8, and bonus work (just for fun).
I wanted to give families the option of finishing the book on their own, using whatever materials I sent home to help. I told students that they can bring back any of their completed work the next time we meet as a class, or they can just be done and move on!
Anyone who brings work for me to look at will receive Lit Tix
(the kids can tell you what these are).


Here are the questions on the Homework Bookmark that was sent home on Friday:

Read Chapter 9 of Ramona Quimby, Age 8

Answer these questions:
1. What words would you use to describe the Quimby family’s mood at the beginning of the chapter?

2. Why did Mr. Quimby decide that the family should go out for dinner?

3. What was the rule for everyone’s behavior while they were out to dinner?

4. Why did the man at the restaurant like Ramona and her family?

5. When you go out to eat, do you like to order from the Children’s menu, or the regular menu?

What does the word “dismal” mean?


Still want more to keep them busy?
Time Travelers and Banana Smoothies may choose to do a book project inspired by Ramona Quimby, Age 8. This project is optional.

Students may come up with their own original idea, or may choose one of the ideas on this list:

  • Yard Ape calls Ramona Bigfoot on the first day of school. Research the myth of Bigfoot and write a report or create a presentation.
  • Draw a picture or a comic strip of Froggy Went A-Courtin’, the song that Willa Jean forced Ramona to act out with her over and over.
  • Ramona’s class is practicing cursive writing. Practice writing your name in cursive. Bring your best example to show the class.
  • Sketch a picture of your foot or hand (don’t trace it).
  • Create a recipe for dinner – or a whole dinner menu!
  • Create a book report or commercial about a book you have read and enjoyed.
  • Make a diorama of a scene from Ramona Quimby, Age 8.
  • Research author Beverly Cleary and share some interesting facts with the class.

If you choose to do a Book Project, you can share it in a number of ways: post a picture of it on the ODE Facebook page with a brief explanation; send me an email with your written work; or bring it to ODE the next time we meet. We would love to see your creative work! Book Projects also earn Lit Tix.


Lastly, if you still have a borrowed copy of Ramona Quimby, Age 8, you can send it back to ODE the next time we meet. Stay well everyone!

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at