Class of KidsPost: Oyster-Adams fourth-graders


One of the fourth-grade classes at Oyster-Adams Bilingual School in Washington. (Oyster-Adams Bilingual School)
April 12, 2013

We’re delighted to make the 42 fourth-graders in Missy Alden and Crystal Taveras’s class at Oyster-Adams Bilingual School in Washington this month’s Class of KidsPost. The students are avid readers of KidsPost, with more than 70 percent of them reading the section at least once a week. (Way to go!) The school’s goal is to have all of its students learn in English and Spanish, so each class is taught in one language or the other.

The school year is winding down, but there are still two more chances to have your class featured. If you’d like to be a Class of KidsPost, ask your teacher to go to www.kidspost.com to download our questionnaire, fill it out and send it, along with a class picture, to kidspost@washpost.com. We’ll feature a class in May and June, and then we’ll take off for the summer — just like you! If your class is chosen, we’ll send you a KidsPost Chesapeake Bay poster and KidsPost pencils.

Favorite author: Eleven kids — that’s more than 25 percent! — said Jeff Kinney was their favorite author. Some other writers that these kids love to read: R.L. Stine, Rick Riordan and Patricia Polacco.

Favorite TV show: “Shake It Up” and “SpongeBob SquarePants” tied with three votes each.


The other fourth-grade class at Oyster-Adams Bilingual School in Washington (Oyster-Adams Bilingual School)

Favorite game: Soccer was the game mentioned most often, but there are also Minecraft, tag and chess fans in this group.

How much time do you spend on the Internet each week?

More than four hours: 11

Two to three hours: 15

Less than two hours: 15

Don’t use the Internet: 1

Favorite Web site: Poptropica.com was the leader, with six votes.

Do you have a cellphone? Eleven kids said yes. The rest are waiting (patiently!).

Favorite pizza topping: Pepperoni edged out cheese by a vote of 17 to 12. Pineapple and sausage also had fans.

What do you want to be when you grow up? This class has several future veterinarians, soccer players, singers and actors. It also has a future president and — our favorite — a Washington Post writer!

What’s the biggest problem in the world today? Seventeen kids said war and 14 mentioned global warming. Other problems these kids want to solve include poverty, obesity, weather — such as Superstorm Sandy — and school closings.

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