The students in Mrs. Lisk’s and Mrs. Redus’
classes read the book Snowed in at Pokeweed School by
John Bianchi. After reading the story the students as a class
rewrote the story with twist.
Then the students completed some snow related activities. In
Math Class they played the
Blizzard Game to
reinforce their addition skills.
When they came to the computer lab for their
weekly computer class they completed the following Kidspiration
activity. This activity reinforced the vocabulary they learned
while reading the book, Snowed in at Pokeweed School but
also reinforced what they have been learning about parts of
Once everyone had their lunches,
the bus driver told us to be quiet so he could concentrate on
the road. It was then that I noticed the driver wasn’t Mr.
Golden Retriever, our usual driver. I turned to my friend Melody
and whispered into her ear, “This isn’t our regular bus driver.
I wonder what happened to Mr. Golden Retriever?”
Suddenly the driver made a sharp
left-hand turn and we plummeted down a steep, windy hill. The
back wheels on the bus locked up and caused us to spin and slide
at break-neck speed! Just as the front wheels locked, we came to
a screeching halt and landed in a snow-covered parking lot.
Fortunately, no one was
injured. Then the bus driver announced, "This is your stop.
Everybody off!" As Melody and I stepped off the bus we noticed
that our school was completely white. It was covered by a thick
blanket of drifted snow. We couldn’t even see the Pokeweed
Public School sign!
When we walked through the front
door, we were quite surprised by what we saw. There were many
people wearing weird white masks and strange elastic hats. One
of them, who looked a lot like our school nurse, Miss Tweety,
shouted out, "OH NO! There’s a whole group of injured children
standing here! Get them to the Emergency Room immediately!!"
The people wearing the hats and
masks began charging at us. We froze in our tracks. "Wait a
minute!" I shouted. No one seemed to hear me so I screamed even
louder to get their attention. "WAIT-JUST-A-MINUTE! WE’RE NOT
INJURED! WE’RE NOT EVEN SUPPOSED TO BE HERE! . . . . . . . Where
exactly are we anyway?"
It was at that moment that Melody
tapped on my shoulder and pointed to a large sign on the wall.
It said, "Welcome to Pokeweed Temp Hospital! ( We NEVER close!
)" "But why are you all here if no one is hurt?" the nurse
who looked just like Miss Tweety questioned. "Well," I said, "We
had a substitute bus driver today and he must have thought this
was our school so he let us off here by mistake. Perhaps you
could call Principal Slugmeyer at Pokeweed Public School and
tell him we are here at Pokeweed Temp Hospital." "I’d be
delighted to call him for you," exclaimed the nurse.
While we waited for the bus to
arrive, we made ‘Get Well’ cards for all of the patients in the
hospital. At last the bus pulled up to the curb. We said
good-bye to everyone in the lobby and climbed into the bus. We
were relieved to see that Mr. Golden Retriever, our regular
driver, was sitting behind the wheel. We were finally on our way
to another classic day at Pokeweed Public School!
Kidspiration Activity File