Mrs Gonsha's class is graduating from Grade 6 and everyone is excited about going to High School, but when they uncover the explosive news that Rory is unable to graduate with them, no one is eager to leave school any more.
When Atticus' mother gets a job overseas, he discovers that the day of the Halloween school play will be his last day of school. Suddenly Halloween doesn't seem scary, but leaving his friends, especially Rory, is terrifying.
Rory is bewildered and confused when he finds out a grade six girl likes him and Debra-Jo can't understand why she feels so cross about it.
Atticus decides to start a secret club with Rory, but after Rory invites everyone else to join, Atticus gets cross.
When Max and Elsa, the weird twins, suddenly leave class without a note, everyone speculates as to why they disappeared. Before long, a ridiculous rumour chain is circulating.
When Rory announces that he wants to be the Prime Minister, Mrs Gonsha suggest that they ahve their own election. Debra-Jo runs against Rory, and Tamara joins the campaign trial too.
After the kids see a health van parked in the playground, rumours fly about what it's doing there. Debra-Jo begins to act very strangely, and tries to create reasons for her to suddenly leave school
During a very windy little lunch, Mrs Gonsha insists the class comes inside and does yoga, much to Debra-Jo's horror.
The children face the difficult task of finding the right partner to be their walking buddy for the walk-a-thon. Tamara is determined to find the best companion who will assist her in doing the most laps.
When Melanie decides to have a cake stall to raise money for homeless puppies, she asks Debra-Jo and Tamara for help. After Mrs Gonsha rewards the girls, Atticus gets jealous and sets up a rival fundraiser.
After last year's Grandparent's Day was a disaster, Mrs Gonsha is determined to make this year's celebration a great success. She has asked Battie's grandfather, a renowned inventor, to be the guest of honour.
Melanie is very upset when Tamara 'germblocks' Melanie, the rule that forces someone to be isolated if they have done something disgusting. Tamara has accused Melanie of not washing her hands after going to the toilet.
For the birthday party of Max and Elsa, the wird twins, Mrs Gonsha makes a pavlova, which looks delicious, but is the most disgusting thing the children have ever eaten.
Most days, Rory kicks the ball over the fence, hits the council windows and is promptly sent to sit in the Principal's office. Today, he is trying very hard not to do that, by kicking the ball to the other kids instead.
Battie loves the old climbing tree in the playground where he goes to sit and think. Debra-Jo thinks it's dangerous and should be chopped down. The children are divided and form camps to embark on a campaign to get their way. Suggested Classroom activities In pairs or a small group, discuss the following questions: Debra Jo wanted the climbing tree cut down. Would you be on Debra Jo's side or the other side? Why? Tamara gets tries to convince others to sign her petition. What is a petition? Have you ever signed or started a petition about something? What kind of reasons do you think people might have for starting petitions?
On a very hot day, Atticus decides to distract everyone with a joke telling competition. While everyone takes turns to take the stage and tell a joke, Melanie panics at the thought of getting up in front of everyone. Suggested Classroom activities In pairs or a small group, discuss the following questions: Why did Atticus leave Melanie out of the competition? Why didn't Melanie want to share her good artwork, or receive an award in assembly? Have you ever felt nervous about performing or talking in front of a group? How do you think Melanie felt after taking a risk and telling her joke? Do you know any good jokes? Share your joke with the group. Further activity: Make a class joke book for your classroom library.
Debra-Jo can't understand how Tamara's favourite day of the year could be when the class does the beep test fitness assessment. On beep test day, Tamara is very excited, but after she sprains her ankle she can't join in. Suggested Classroom activities: In pairs or a small group, discuss the following questions: All the kids have different favourite days. What's your favourite day of the week? Why?
Bored during a rainy little lunch, Atticus starts a band and makes Battie reluctantly join too. Suggested Classroom activities In pairs or a small group, discuss the following questions: Mrs Gonsha leaves Rory in charge. Did this surprise you? Have you ever been given a big responsibility like looking after the class or maybe captain of a team? How did it make you feel? How did it make you think about your actions towards others? Further activities; Come up with 5 fun rainy day activities that can be done inside the classroom.
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