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Mrs. Engel's Class
Grade 2
JFK Elementary School
East Islip, New York

Three Cheers for Tacky
by Helen Lester

Three Cheers For Tacky is a delightful book about how a person’s, or in this case, a penguin’s differences from the rest of the group can be an advantage to all. Tacky is a very different penguin from the others in his class and when Tacky’s class is invited to participate in a Penguin Cheering contest everyone is worried about his performance. Our class either invented and illustrated their own penguin cheers for Tacky, or created new Tacky characters of their own!

1, 2, 3, GREEN!
1, 2, 3, RED!
Eat crayons!
Watch TV!
Go to bed!

By: Justine and Ryan

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1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Now I see your mother’s blinds!
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Now I see your father’s mind!
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Now I see your teacher’s sign!
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Now I see my snowman’s eyes!

By: Christian and Anthony

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1, 2, 3, Mon!
1, 2, 3, John!
Sit down!
Turn Around!
Face the Ground!

By: Devin and Anthony

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1, 2, 3, UP!
1, 2, 3, DOWN!
Stand up! Sit down!
Smile! Frown!
Walk downtown!


By: Megan and Yasmeen

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1, 2, 3, Look at me!
1, 2, 3, You will see!
I will jump!
I will dance!
I will even run and prance!

By: Danielle and Lena


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1, 2, 3, EAT!
1, 2, 3, CHEW!
Have more!
Be messy!
Play with food!
Clean up!
Clean up!
Messy, messy YOU!

By: Kaitlyn and Paula

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1, 2, 3, SNOW!
1, 2, 3, BLOW!
Blow flakes!
I like snow flows!

By: Rebecca and Victor

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1, 2, 3, Eat some chili!
1, 2, 3, Dance with Panda!
Have lunch with Lei
And you’ll have to pay.
Have fun with the Tekkens today!

By: John and Matt

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1, 2, 3, Stephen!
1, 2, 3, Christopher!
Let’s dance!
A jig!
With your hands!

By: Christopher and Stephen

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1, 2, 3, COLD!
1, 2, 3, FREEZE!
Snow falls!
Snow is cool!

By: Amanda and Leighann


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Tacky the Butterfly

Tacky the Butterfly was so messy! She had pink and blue wings. All of the butterflies made fun of her wings. She cried so, so, so much. She had to run away. When she was running away, she saw a Blue Jay. She said to the Blue Jay, "Do you want to be my friend?" The Blue Jay said, "Yes, I would like to be your friend!" So they took off and played a lot. Her wings changed color. They are now black and orange!

By Cassandra and Emily

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1, 2, 3, Tomagachei!
1, 2, 3, Don’t come back!
‘Cuz you need a tick tack!

By: Carlos and Christopher

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Tacky the Snowman

He was the littlest snowman. Tacky melted. The sun melted
him. Then he came back to life! Another kid built him. He was like a person. Tacky plays snowball fights and plays with the kids. He is just like a kid!
The End

By Anthony and Walter

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Tacky the Polar Bear

There was Ditsy, Perfect, Lazy, and Sneezy. But do you know who was the oldest of them all? It was Tacky the Polar Bear.

One day, Perfect jumped on top of Tacky while he was doing his homework. Tacky got mad! He sent Perfect to his room!

A few days later, Tacky’s parents went on vacation. They left Tacky in charge. One day he heard screaming. He went running! It was Ditsy, Perfect, and Lazy, but the loudest was Sneezy! (He was the youngest of them all.) They didn’t know how to swim yet and they tried to go swimming. Tacky quickly swam over and carried them up to land.

His parents thanked him. He got an award!

The End

By Keenan and Timmy

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