Book # 25 Junie B., First Grader: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells
Book # 25 Junie B., First Grader: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells








Ho, ho . . . uh-oh! It’s holiday time, and Room One is doing lots of happy things to celebrate. Like wearing elf costumes! And singing joyful songs! Only how can Junie B. enjoy the festivities when Tattletale May keeps ruining her holiday glee? And here is the worst part of all! When everyone picks names for Secret Santa, Junie B. gets stuck with Tattletale you-know-who! It’s enough to fizzle your holiday fun! Hmm . . . or is it? Maybe—just maybe—a Secret Santa gift is the perfect opportunity to give May exactly what she deserves.


Home- To- School Connections

Ask your child whether anyone has been a Secret Santa before. How does it work? Is it more fun than just trading names for gifts? Why? Could anything go wrong with the Secret Santa system? What? Would you like to be Secret Santa’s? Why or why not?


At holiday time, people often give and receive gifts. Write both words on a piece of paper and have your child brainstorm what makes a good giver and receiver. How can you show someone that you appreciated his or her present? What should you not do when you get a gift? Is it possible to be a bad giver? How?

Class Activity


·           Children do worksheet Let’’s Shop and then glue into notebook upon completion.

·           Writing Prompt- What would you get Junie B. Jones for Christmas?