Ghosts Do Splash in Puddles - Marcia Thornton Jones, Debbie Dadey, Joëlle Dreidemy Reindeer Do Wear Striped Underwear - Marcia Thornton Jones, Debbie Dadey, Joëlle Dreidemy Pirates Do Ride Scooters - Marcia Thornton Jones, Debbie Dadey

"The Bailey School Kids," also known as BSK, book series would be great to incorporate into a first grade or second grade classroom! This series follows around four friends, Liza, Howie, Melody, and Eddie, as they interact with some pretty peculiar characters in their town. These pals encounter an assortment of people from Santa Claus to Hercules. Talk about interesting! With such a large book series, a teacher could very easily pick out different BSK books to read with her students. Through different online resources, I have found a great variety of activities students could complete while or after reading these books. Students could rename the story or completely change the plot in order to create a brand new book of their own! The teacher could also lead the students in discussions on comparing the "strange" character from one BSK book to the next (example: comparing Santa Claus to Hercules) or she could even ask students to list out reasons as to why the children in the story think the "strange" characters could actually be mythical creatures/people.