The Best School Year Ever Activities

Instructor: Tammy Galloway

Tammy teaches business courses at the post-secondary and secondary level and has a master's of business administration in finance.

~'The Best School Ever~' by Barbara Robinson is an exciting read for students. These activities prompt students to complete a comparison and character analyses while learning about the importance of fire safety.

The Best School Year Ever activities encourage students to do more than just recall information; students will have fun comparing their own school to the school in the book, analyzing and choosing a peer who closely resembles the characters in the book, and discussing the importance of fire safety.

Woodrow Wilson Elementary School Versus Your School

Woodrow Wilson Elementary is one unique school. Students will compare and contrast their school's culture, rules and students to the school in the book, Woodrow Wilson Elementary.


  • Poster board
  • Markers or crayons
  • Ruler
  • Pen or pencil


Ask students if they want to attend a school similar to Woodrow Wilson, explaining why or why not. Next, tell students to compare and contrast Woodrow Wilson Elementary to their own school. Distribute the poster board to each student and ask them to align the horizontal side of the poster board with the top of their desk. Ask students to fold the left side of the poster board to the right creating an even fold down the middle. Now tell students to trace a line down this fold. Ask students to write about the culture, rules, and characteristics of Woodrow Wilson on the left and the culture, rules and characteristics of their own school on the right. After students finish, allow them to decorate and share.

Fire Safety Is Important

Students in The Best School Year Ever learned about fire safety and its importance in saving lives. In this activity, students will discuss what they know about fire safety.


  • Index cards
  • Pen or pencil
  • Container


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