Brockbank first-graders read the book, "Enemy Pie" written by Derek Munson about a boy whose summer is ruined when Jeremy Ross moves in and becomes number one on the enemy list. Fortunately, for the boy his father has a secret recipe for a pie that is guaranteed to help get rid of enemies. While his Dad works on mixing the ingredients and baking the pie, he explains that his son's role in the plan is that he needs to spend a day with his enemy. Even worse, he has to be nice to him. It sounds tough, but the boy decides to give it a try. After spending the day throwing water balloons at the girls, playing basketball, and hiding out in the tree house, he decides that Jeremy is not so bad after all. There's still the problem of the pie. The boy is worried about giving Jeremy the pie but the pie ends up being delicious. This is a fun story where one little boy learns an effective recipe for turning a best enemy into a best friend. Enemy Pie is a great lesson in friendship. First-graders got to share their own "enemy pie" made with pudding, chocolate chips, and gummy worms.
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