Carole Cooper’s fourth-grade class at St. Jane de Chantal School in Bethesda is the Class of KidsPost for October. These kids are individuals, not afraid to be the only one to mention an author or a game. If you’d like to see your class featured as a Class of KidsPost, ask your teacher to go to kidspost.com to download our questionnaire, fill it out and send it, along with a class picture, to firstname.lastname@example.org. If your class is chosen, we’ll send you a KidsPost Chesapeake Bay poster and KidsPost pencils.
Jeff Kinney of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” fame and “Big Nate” creator Lincoln Peirce tied for the students’ favorite author. J.K. Rowling and Rick Riordan — who has a new “Heroes of Olympus” book coming out this week — also received multiple votes.
These kids enjoy a variety of shows, with no clear favorite in the bunch. “Regular Show” and “The Amazing World of Gumball,” both animated series, had more than one fan. The comedy “Good Luck Charlie” was also popular.
It’s hard to imagine Mrs. Cooper’s students ever being bored. Baseball, soccer and the video game “Minecraft” received the top votes in our survey. But the kids also enjoy basketball, tag, hockey and trampoline, along with the board games Life, Monopoly and Candy Land.
Overwhelmingly, the kids said no. Only two students in the class of 31 said they owned one.
YouTube, the Web site that contains videos on just about everything, was the clear winner. Sumdog, an educational site used in many schools, took second place.
No huge surprise that cheese was the top topping, but meat lovers also weighed in for pepperoni, bacon and sausage.
Give most of the students chocolate, and they will be all smiles. Plain chocolate received the most votes, but mint chip was second. Cookies and cream tied for third with vanilla .
De Chantal fourth-graders think globally. War and pollution tied for the largest problem. Terrorism and hunger received several mentions.
Many of Mrs. Cooper’s kids hope to turn their favorite games into careers. Professional soccer player ranked first among jobs, with football and baseball players tied for second. But several students mentioned careers that focused on animals: a veterinarian, a breeder and even a dolphin trainer. That sounds cool!