It is Miss Frizzle’s birthday. The kids want to surprise her with a birthday party but they have forgotten a cake! Therefore, they decide to go on a field trip to the bakery. The kids accidentally get shrunk to ingredient size and get poured into the cake pan. Their school bus is getting baked! Can what they have learnt about kitchen chemistry save them from danger? Read the book and find out what happens next!
Have you ever baked a birthday cake? Try to bake one after reading the book and you will understand that baking is just like doing a chemistry experiment!
More in The Magic School Bus series: In the Arctic, Inside the Human Body
Today I want to recommend a book that I know you will enjoy reading.
It’s called “Veronica Who Lived in a Vinegar Bottle”, by Sue Whiting.
Every morning this old lady would get up and moan about the size of her house. “What a shame! What a shame!” she would moan. One day a friendly fairy flew by and heard the old lady’s unhappy cries. She stopped and gave the old lady 3 wishes. So, Veronica made a wish, and the next morning she woke up in a house much bigger than the one she had before. A few weeks later the fairy flew past again, and still Veronica would complain. “What a shame! What a shame!” she continued. With two wishes left Veronica made another wish and the friendly fairy made it come true. Still not happy, she moaned and the fairy gave her one last go. Being rich and having many things, Veronica still wanted more! The hard-working fairy became so angry and put Veronica back in her vinegar bottle.
What do spacemen, giant dinosaurs, time travel and strange sports games have in common with school, homework, annoying parents and household chores? They are all important parts of the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip.
Calvin is a normal six-year-old boy whose best friend Hobbes is a stuffed tiger that can talk and move but only when no one else is around. Calvin and Hobbes have to deal with all of the problems of being a kid, like going to bed on time and listening to parents and following rules and doing boring stuff. However, he and Hobbes escape these problems by going on fantastic adventures in their imaginations.
Calvin and Hobbes are a series of comic strips that have been collected into books and they are hilarious. In addition to Calvin and Hobbes, you can look into Wierdos from Outer Space and It’s a Magical World. One of my favorite parts is whenever Calvin imagines his teacher he thinks of her as huge monster. I hope nobody thinks of me like that! These books are funny and creative and show how one kid and his pet tiger use their friendship to get through childhood mostly okay.
This is a really great book to read to let us know what might happen when we go to the doctor. We see that sometimes when we are sick, the doctor will do all sorts of tests to work out what is wrong with us. The book helps us not to be scared when we have to see the doctor. It has some really nice pictures and it is even a pop-up book so we can have lots of fun using all the doctor’s equipment!
A great book to read this term is the ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ by Jeff Kinney.
It's a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where he is forced to share the hallways with kids who are a lot taller and meaner.
The main character, Greg, has trouble with family, friends, and his local middle school. He is very concerned about how popular he is at school, and he daydreams a lot about being rich and famous when he grows up. In book one of this series, Greg is happy to have Rowley, his sidekick, along for the ride. But when Rowley's star starts to rise, Greg tries to use his best friend's newfound popularity to his own advantage, starting a chain of events that will test their friendship in hilarious fashion.
Greg’s experiences at school are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary. If you like this book, there are lots more in the series for you to read!
Here is a bit from the book: