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Class of KidsPost: Langley Park Elementary fourth-graders

Deirdre Blackmore's fourth-grade class at Langley Park Elementary School in Hyattsville. (Deirdre Blackmore)

Deirdre Blackmore’s fourth-graders at Langley Park Elementary in Hyattsville are the Class of KidsPost for September. Their favorites include things that just don’t go out of style: Dr. Seuss, Monopoly and pepperoni pizza. This is the first Class of KidsPost for the school year. If you’d like to see your class featured, ask your teacher to go to to download our questionnaire, fill it out and send it, along with a class picture, to If your class is chosen, we’ll send you a KidsPost Chesapeake Bay poster and KidsPost pencils.

Favorite author:

These kids went for a classic: Dr. Seuss. Who doesn’t love “The Cat in the Hat” or “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”?

Favorite TV show:

Cartoons “SpongeBob SquarePants” and “Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu” received high marks. But so did the Nickelodeon comedy “Sam & Cat.”

Favorite game:

The favorites include Monopoly, “Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing” and sports games.

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

Ms. Blackmore’s students don’t spend much time online — less than two hours each week.

Favorite Web site:

The colorful, which features math games, jigsaw puzzles, mazes and strategy games, was number one with these kids.

Favorite pizza topping:

No debate here. Pepperoni was preferred.

Favorite ice cream flavor:

There was a tie. Chocolate and vanilla were top vote-getters.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

The variety of career choices among the fourth-graders included teachers, police officers, basketball players, doctors and members of the military.

What’s the biggest problem in the world today?

These kids decided that the biggest problems are pollution, global warming and airplane safety.

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