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My Chimp Friday
by Hester Mundis

A knock on the door at 2 a.m. begins the mystery that leads Rachel, her family, and her friends on a wild adventure! A mysterious scientist delivers a top secret baby chimp to Rachel's family. "For only about a week," explains the scientist who makes a quick departure. Learning to deal with this exceptionally intelligent chimp and keeping it a secret at the same time requires careful planning. When the scientist doesn't show up to reclaim his ape after a week, the Stelson family has a new problem: what to do with a top secret baby chimp!

Animal antics, genetic engineering, inventions, endangered species, and murder produce an incredibly exciting mix in this humorous story about family, friendship, science projects, and making tough decisions.

Research Links for My Chimp Friday

Before you read the book, you MUST go through the activities in The Gene Scene to learn about genetics and genetic engineering.

Jared probably got a lot of ideas from Rube Goldberg Machines. You will too!

The kids in Rachel's class were doing Earthday projects. Go to these Earthday sites to learn more about Earthday.

Explore the FAO Schwartz Toy Store the kids went to in Chapter 14.

Mouse Genetics Gizmo

Play with a Rubik Cube!

Zoo Trip Logic Puzzle

It's a Dog's Life Logic Puzzle

Probability of Inheritance (Genetics)

Literary Connections:

Regular Guy by Sarah Weeks
Wonder by R. J. Palacio
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The 19-page Kids' Wings unit for My Chimp Friday, The Nana Banana Chronicles by Hester Mundis PAIRED with Regular Guy are the perfect vehicle for improving vocabulary, comprehension, science skills, and cooperative group skills while enjoying funny science fiction mysteries featuring genetics! The unit is perfect for lesson planning, handouts, or projection on your SmartBoard.
You can purchase the 19-page activity unit for My Chimp Friday PLUS a 12-page activity unit for Regular Guy for immediate download for only $11.95! Click Here to Download

The Kids Wings unit is centered on high level thinking skills!

The unit includes:

DNA and Generic Engineering Research,
Make a Baby--A Genetic Experiment,
Detective Notes,
The Mystery: Questions and Hypotheses,
Making Connections: Predict/Read/Confirm Chapter Questions,
Mr. DeFina’s Enriched Vocabulary,
Book to Play,
The Ballad of Friday,
Multiple Choice Comprehension Activities.
Crossword Puzzle,
Logic Puzzles,
My Plans for Genetic Engineering, Writing Prompts
Answer Keys


Regular Guy Activity Pages:
Name that Chapter
Readers Theater
Elaboration Bingo
I-Ate-A-Thesaurus Vocabulary
Emotions Crossword Puzzle
Options and Consequences
Cause and Effect
Judging from Genetics
Make a Baby
Illustrating the Story
Writing Prompts
Answer Keys



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