- Tropical: Characteristic of a region or climate that is warm, has no frost and can support year-round plant growth
Nicholas turned his third grade classroom into a tropical island.
- Chirp: A short sharp sound of a bird or insect
Nick teased his fourth grade teacher by chirping like a blackbird
- Creative: having good imagination or original ideas
Miss Deaver was surprised again at just how creative her students could be.
- Thermostat: a device that controls the temperature of a room
The day after that Nick turned the classroom thermostat up to about ninety degrees....
- Discovery: the act of noticing or realizing something; to see, learn, find, find out, get knowledge of
About a year later, Nick made the great blackbird discovery.
- Pounced: to spring, dash, or come suddenly
Mrs. Avery pounced.
He felt bad that Mrs. Avery had pounced on her.