Alma Scott’s fourth-grade class at Grace Episcopal Day School in Kensington is the March Class of KidsPost. Scott’s 11 students appear to be creative thinkers — Sour Patch Kids as birthday food? — and environmental stewards. (That means they’re trying to take care of the planet.)
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●Favorite author and book: J.K. Rowling received the most votes in Scott’s class. But as might be expected, the kids didn’t all agree that one book in the “Harry Potter” series was the best. “Big Nate” by Lincoln Peirce came in second. Other choices included Erin Hunter’s “Warriors: Rising Storm,” Rick Riordan’s “Percy Jackson” series, “Matilda” by Roald Dahl” and Tiki and Ronde Barber’s series of sports books.
●Favorite food to have on your birthday: There was no overwhelming choice. Cake and Sour Patch Kids candy each received two votes. Among the other favorite foods were apple pie, mac and cheese, pizza, biscuits, London broil, fries and a 20-foot chocolate bar. Let’s hope that last one was to share among friends!
●Favorite field trip: All but one of the kids chose last fall’s field trip to the Montgomery County recycling center. Scott said the class was able to see all the materials the county recycles and then put on earplugs for a tour of the plant. “We saw all sorts of conveyor belts and workers sorting things,” Scott said in an e-mail. “Large windows allowed us a great view of the trucks coming in with all sorts of ‘stuff’ that drivers dumped in big piles.”
●Favorite TV show: The animated action-comedy show “Uncle Grandpa” was the top choice of these fourth-graders. Other television favorites were the game show “Jeopardy!,” comedies “Liv and Maddie” and “Jessie,” and the cartoon “Regular Show.”
●Favorite professional sport or youth sport: Swimming edged out gymnastics, soccer and football as the favorite sport.
●Favorite Web site: YouTube received votes from more than half the class, making it the clear winner. Other choices included Cool Math, ABCya, Ugame and American Girl.
●Favorite club or hobby: Making rubber-band bracelets and playing soccer tied for favorite hobby. The kids also enjoy participating in dance, music, art, Girl Scouts and sports in general.
●What do you want to be when you grow up? The students had two interesting choices for top career: explorer and swimmer. Other options included becoming a musician, a gymnastics teacher, a potter, an engineer, a baseball player, an Olympic diver and a member of the Air Force.
●Biggest problem in the world and what can kids do to solve it: War was noted as the biggest problem. “Make peace with enemies,” suggested one student as a way to avoid wars. Global warming was also mentioned, as was the disappearance of animal species. One member of the class urged kids to “tell adults not to cut down their habitat.”