The 20 enjoyable, interactive classroom activities that are included will help your students understand the text in amusing ways. Fun Classroom Activities include group projects, games, critical thinking activities, brainstorming sessions, writing poems, drawing or sketching, and more that will allow your students to interact with each other, be creative, and ultimately grasp key concepts from the text by "doing" rather than simply studying.
1. Magic Bean Drawing
Ask students to draw a sketch of the magic bean that Penny's father left for her, that eventually amazed her with the recovery of her injured arm.
2. What Is a Wringer Washer?
Ask students to conduct research to fin photos and information about wringer washers that were used during the 1950's - similar to the one that Nonny kept in her basement, and that almost cost Penny the use of her arm.
3. Penny, Here Is Your Room!
According to the book, when...
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