Book # 9 Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook
Book # 9 Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook








A terrible thing happened to Junie B. Jones! Someone took her new black furry mittens! And they kept them and didn’t even put them in the Lost and Found at school! So when Junie B. finds a wonderful pen on the floor, she should be allowed to keep it, too. Right?

Home- To- School Connection

Junie B.'s search for her "stolen" furry mittens brings her up against the fine line that sometimes distinguishes "finding" and "stealing." Define these words with your child, highlighting how she is different. With these terms in mind, ask your child to reflect on the scenes in which Junie found the nickel in the street, the teddy backpack in the Lost and Found, and the multi-colored pen by the water fountain. Discuss also the actions of the person who found Grandpa Miller's wallet and the Pink Fluffy Girl who kept Junie's mittens.

Present your child with a variety of "lost object" scenarios, further illustrating the difference between "finding" or "stealing." For example, "You find a dollar buried in the beach sand while building a sand castle and you decide to keep it; and You see a dollar fall out of a women's purse on the bus and you decide to keep it."


Class Activity


·           Children do worksheet Junie B.;s Big Decision and then glue into notebook upon completion.

·           Writing Prompt- Describe Junie B.’s mittens using five senses.