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Junie B. Jones Is Captain Field Day

by Barbara Park

Other authors: Denise Brunkus (Illustrator)

Series: Junie B. Jones (16)

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I always enjoy Junie B. Jones books because I feel like they really depict how our elementary school students think, act, and even talk. Students get so giggly when reading these books and they really enjoy them. I think these books are great for fun reading in the classroom
  makensiecowart | Oct 17, 2016 |
I thought this was a great book. Junie B. Jones is very excited because it is Field Day at her school and she is her class' team captain. Junie B. gets very discouraged though because her opponents keep winning all of the events. However, when it is time for the pull up competition, her classamate, William, who has been scared to do all of the other events volunteers to compete and wins. This make Junie B. and the rest of her class very excited. It also makes her class realize that you don't need to win to have fun. I really liked this book because the language the author used was perfect for her 1st-2nd grade audience. The morning of field day when Junie B. is screaming and running around her house and her mom asks what has gotten into her Junie B. replies, "Field Day has gotten into me, Mother. How could you even forget this important occasion? I have been talking about it all week, remember? Field Day is when Room Nine goes again Room Eight. And we have different races and stuff." When reading that dialogue, it sounded exactly like something a child her age would actually say. The author also does a really good job of explaining words or concepts that the readers may not know. When Junie B. talks about her ex-boyfriend, Ricardo, and how he dumped her, she says, "Dumped is the grown-up word for when you have to find a new Ricardo." I think the big idea in this book is to not get too upset if you lose something. Instead, just focus on having fun and enjoying yourself. ( )
  ejones35 | Oct 2, 2016 |
Throughout this chapter book Junie B. Jones's grade is part of field day at school. She begs to be captain and receives the title but she has no idea what is in store for her as captain. She thinks that she will be in charge of everyone and with her as captain nothing will go wrong. Until room eight shows up and they start to win everything. Junie B. Jones is suddenly blamed for all of the lost games. She doesnt see how that works. So finally she lets someone else take charge and backs down. She helps the team work together. They win. The point of the story is that we cannot always be the best or in charge, sometimes we have to let someone else have the spot light and they may surprise us. This book would be great when you as a teacher are having students who struggle with competition or always having to be the one to do something. Have students make lists of what they are good at, what they could improve on. Also encourage them to invite other kids to try the activities they might always want to do. ( )
  mholtan | Oct 12, 2015 |
Junie b jones is in pure excitement because it is finally field day at school. Once she gets to school her teacher says they must pick a captain field day. She gets to pick a paper out of a basket, and whoever s paper says captain gets to be captain. Junie got the captain paper, and was so excited but she was upset that nobody else was excited with her. Mrs told her that her job was to unite her classmates, not boss them. Mrs made Junie a cap out of a towel so she felt really special. Junie lost her shoe during the race, causing her class to loose. She was upset until Mrs told her that its not about winning. They also lost the softball throw, the skip race, and the tug of war. William, the little boy who wasn't good at any of the other activities won the pull up challenge for the team, and everybody called him a hero. They went back to the classroom and celebrated. The student realized their teacher was right, you cant give up.
Personal reaction:
This left a really good lesson.This teaches children to never give up. Sometimes we needed to be reminded of that at every age.
Classroom Extensions:
1. Have the children make caps.
2. Have the children race, and remind them winning doesn't matter.
  am925642 | Jul 15, 2015 |
Junie B's kindergarten class was having field day and it was all that she could think about. This was a day where Room 8 and Room 9 could go and compete in different events. At the beginning of the day Junie B's teacher, Mrs, said that the class needed a team captain. She had all of the students draw a sheet of paper an Junie B drew the paper that said "captain" on it. When she saw this she automatically thought that made her the boss. Mrs had to clarify and explain that team captain was someone that unified the class. Junie B struggled with this task in the first few activities. But in the last challenge she brought her class together to cheer for the weak classmate. She even gave her "captain cape" to the kid that won the competition which was, "that being nice of me" -Junie B
Genre: this book is realistic fiction because this is something that could very easily happen in real life. The way that all of the students responded to each thing that happened in the book is something that would happen in an actual kindergarten classroom. ( )
  amassingale | Feb 24, 2015 |
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Junie B. Jones's kindergarten teacher has some strange ideas about field day: "Field Day is a day to run around in the fresh air and enjoy the sunshine. We came out here to have fun and get some exercise. And we're not going to care one little bit about who wins or who loses." Only what's so fun about losing? That's what Junie B. wants to know. In the great contest between room 8 and room 9, somehow, room 8 keeps winning all the events. As Captain Field Day of room 9, Junie B. is feeling her superpowers--and her good sportsmanship--slipping away. Can anyone save the day?

For beginning chapter-book readers, Junie B. Jones always saves the day. As in Junie B. Jones Has a Peep in Her Pocket, Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying, and the many other titles in Barbara Park's series, Junie B.'s inimitable style wins her friends and fans everywhere. Denise Brunkus's comical, expressive drawings capture all the joys and foibles of kindergarten life. With occasional "big" words (like slumped, sarcastic, and apparently) and Junie B.'s grammatical curiosities, this witty book works best as a classroom read-aloud. (Ages 5 to 8) --Emilie Coulter

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As captain of Room Nine's field day team, Junie B. Jones tries to rally her troops after they lose several events.

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