Scroll all the way to the bottom to see information about Session 3, which begins on Feb. 4th.
Literature Homework for The World According to Humphrey (due Jan. 28)
Your child should have brought home a worksheet packet for The World According to Humphrey. Make sure to bring your packets back on Friday, because…we will be playing Book Trivia in class!
Trivia questions will come from this session’s homework, and from the worksheets we did together in class. It has been a loooong session, so it would help for you to look over your worksheet packets, especially questions from the earlier chapters. Have a family member quiz you on the answers!
Don’t forget about our vocabulary words: pondering, riot, shipshape, flatter, skedaddle, puzzled!
(Parents, if there are incomplete worksheets in your child’s packet, it could be because they were absent that day. They don’t have to fill in the blanks, but they should be able to answer the questions orally (it will help in the game!).
(Also due Jan. 28)
Optional Book Project for The World According to Humphrey
A Playground for Humphrey!
Many characters in our book created safe places for Humphrey to explore and play.
Chapter 1 – Humphrey remembers how Ms. Mac would make a tunnel on her apartment floor so he could race and wiggle (p. 5).
Chapter 6 – Miranda lined up books all along the edges of the desk in her bedroom so Humphrey could explore and not fall off (p. 70).
Chapter 12 – A.J. and Garth used blocks to create a huge maze for Humphrey (p. 94).
Chapter 14 – The Brisbanes built an obstacle course on their coffee table (p. 112).
Chapter 15 – Humphrey gets a surprise! (p. 117)
Dream up a playground for Humphrey!
– You can create one by drawing on a piece of paper or poster board.
– Or, you can build one in a box or on top of a piece of cardboard (make sure it’s easy to carry to ODE).
– Or, maybe you have another idea. If so, go for it!
– Your playground should have fun things to play with, in and on. It should also be safe for a hamster.
If you are doing a drawing of your playground, add color, detail and description to make it even more interesting. If you are building a playground, try to use things you find around the house (no need to buy anything!). Keep in mind some of the tips from Guide to the Care and Feeding of Hamsters on pages 7, 24, 83, 107 & 113.
If you choose to do this project, bring it to class on Friday, January 28. Questions? Feel free to email me at ANAndrews72@gmail.com!
Session 3 Information:
The Banana Smoothies will be reading Henry Huggins by Beverly Cleary.
Audio books are always fine to use at home, but it would be great if everyone had a copy of the book to use in class. My searches show that the library systems have a bunch of copies available (if you prefer not to purchase). Let me know if you have any trouble getting a hold of the book – I may have a few copies to lend.