The end of this story had the best twist!
To celebrate this Newbery winner, we did the following:
Played War!...Jamie’s favorite way to gamble!
Drew "Materpieces" Under the Tables!...reacting Michangelo’s painting the Sistine Chapel
Took a twenty question comprehension quiz. Anyone correctly answering all questions won a copy of the book. But here is the deal, it must be kept a SECRET. The students have been instructed to tell no one but their parents if they won. The secret cannot be revealed until the class graduates from high school. (If anyone even remembers by that time!)
Solved Analogies...in honor or Mrs. Frankweiler's system of filing
The students really seemed to enjoy these activities, in lieu of watching a movie version of the book.