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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

View From the 5th Grade Trenches - Special Holiday Edition 2010

The perfect story to teach kids not to judge a book by its cover is Barbara Robinson’s novel, THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER.  From her first words, “The Herdmans were absolutely the worst kids in the history of the world,” to the heart-warming ending, our class was riveted to the delicious chaos of this story.

As a tribute to the book that brought my class crashing into the holiday spirit, the best kids in the history of the world have created this acrostic poem to remember the Herdman children.

H – Hilarious pranksters
E – Ears that grow pussy willow plants
R – Rambunctious kids
D – Dumb as a sock full of rocks
M – Mary and Joseph in the Christmas pageant
A – Always in trouble
N – Naughty, no manners at all
S – Smoke cigars

Alex, Aryanna, AshleyD., AshleyS., Ava, Cade, Caleb, Cameron, Cammie, Carlos, Fernanda, Gage, Hazel, Hunter, Ilker, Jerry, Kait, Kathleen, Kayla, Kyle, Lexie, Lisa, Mark, Melina, Pratik, Rian, Robyn, Rylee, Sal, Sierra, Tyler

I wish you all joy and peace.  Happy Holidays.


  1. Merry Christmas!!
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  2. AWWW, that's a very sweet post. And fun! ;)

  3. LOVE this! What an awesome group of kids.

  4. I am one lucky teacher to spend my days with these kids.

  5. rylee madison holwagerNovember 9, 2011 at 5:11 PM

    awwww thank you and i remember this.hows your other class going.