Book # 24 Junie B., First Grader: Boo... And I MEAN It!
Book # 24 Junie B., First Grader: Boo... And I MEAN It!


It’s Halloween! Only here’s the trouble. Junie B. Jones is afraid to go trick-or-treating. ’Cause what if witches and monsters are really real? And what if pumpkins with sharp teeth can eat your feet? And don’t even get her started on the candy corn issue. So how is Junie B. supposed to even enjoy this scary holiday? But then—with a little help from a friend—she gets an idea for a costume guaranteed to outscare even the creepiest competition. And so maybe Halloween will turn out to be a real scream after all!


Home- To- School Connection

Write on the blackboard the question: What are you afraid of? Then, brainstorm a list of all the things your child finds scary. Ask youe child whether he thinks everyone is afraid of something? What do you do if you’re afraid? Should you face what you’re afraid of or just try to avoid seeing it? Why? Can people ever stop being afraid of something? How?


When Junie B. is scared about what to do for trick-or-treating, she turns to her very dear friend Phillip. Phillip happens to be a stuffed elephant, but so what? He is very supportive. Ask youe child to bring in his favorite stuffed animal to where you are talking one day. Once the animals have arrived, explain that a dialogue is a conversation between two people. Reread Junie B. and Phillip’s conversation as an example of dialogue. Just like Junie B. he can pretend to have a conversation with their stuffed animal about things that scare them.

Class Activity

·           Children do worksheet Trick or Fruit and then glue into notebook upon completion.

·           Writing Prompt- Describe Junie B.’s costume and then your favorite costume.

·           Extra Credit- Clowning Around With Math sheet for 5 extra tickets. Use this link-