Lindsay Estabrooks’s third-graders at McKinley Elementary in Arlington are a well-read bunch. The students, who are the Class of KidsPost for May, picked authors whom every kid should read as their favorites. Read on to find out their choices and to see what else they like.
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These kids aren’t glued to their computer screens. They reported spending less than two hours online each week.
Almost everyone favored chocolate of some kind. Plain chocolate got the most votes, with mint chocolate chip a close second. But other chocolaty choices included Oreo, raspberry chip, Moose Tracks and chocolate brownie. (Getting hungry?)
Scientist and professional athlete — especially soccer player and football player — topped the students’ lists. Other interesting careers included illustrator, inventor, artist and counselor.
These third-graders have been paying attention to the world around them. They chose the civil war in Syria as the biggest problem, but they also mentioned world hunger, global warming, pollution and poachers killing animals.