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Miss Bindergarten Stays Home from Kindergarten (Miss Bindergarten)

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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04  ·  rating details  ·  134 ratings  ·  19 reviews
This third picture book starring the beloved Miss Bindergarten takes a look at what happens when everyone's favorite kindergarten teacher gets sick. On Monday, Miss Bindergarten stays home from kindergarten. And on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, some other students stay home sick, too. Her kids help out the substitute teacher, Mr. Tusky, and by the end of the week they ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published July 10th 2000 by Dutton Juvenile (first published 2000)
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Megan
Jan 20, 2008 Megan marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I need to know what happens to Miss Bindergarten's strangly sized, Gap kids wearing, animal students. How does one substitute a class that has a newt the size of a lion cub. Will Miss Bindergartens doggy fireman boy friend who has appeared in Last Day of Kindergarden, visit her on her sick bed and give her TLC? Will her bird/roommate/ pet/ teaching assistant help?
Courtney Gregory
Miss Bindergarten Stays Home From Kindergarten is written by Joseph Slate. This book is about a Kindergarten teaches who gets sick and has to stay home from school. Day after day as the students continue to interact with each other in the classroom, one student per day falls ill as well. The students do activities and share food and supplies but cant seem to figure out what is happening to everyone who is getting so sick. This trend continues until there are only three students and the substitut ...more
Rosa Cline
This is probably my favorite of the "Miss Bindergarten" series. These books are wonderfully written in rhyming form, also using the alphabet in the children's names in ABC order. And like in this book uses the days of the week as well. Incorporating learning in fun for the young readers-listeners. Also this book is a good one to help explain a 'substitute' teacher to a child that may not understand when their beloved teacher is not there.
Marc Noday
Miss Bindergarten Stays Home from Kindergarten by Joseph Slate was my last choice. I enjoyed this book. I liked the story and the illustrations. The illustrations were very elaborate and I liked how they used many different animals as the kids in the class. Also for some reason it reminded me of a kids version of "Ferris Buellers Day Off" which is one of my favorite movies so maybe that's why I enjoyed it so much.
Candice
Jul 16, 2011 Candice rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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Miss Bindergarten, the kindergarten teacher is sick. On Monday she stays home from school and the kids have a substitute. The book follows a week in the lives of the students, Miss Bindergarten, and the substitute, Mr. Tusky. As each child is mentioned, we see that the names go through the letters of the alphabet. "Adam hangs his jacket. Brenda stores her dolls." The characters in the book are all animals - Miss Bindergarten is an English setter, Adam is an alligator, Brenda a beaver, Christophe ...more
Colleen
The book is geared towards older preschool, K and grade one. children a Miss Bindergarten misses school because she is sick. The children in her class have to have a substitute teacher. I used this book in a class room when I was a substitute. It was a wonderful way to talk about their teacher an to let them know that she would be back soon. I used this book to talk about how germs are spread and the importance of hand washing. The book also reveals a pattern that can help children make predicti ...more
Diny Ulysse
Apr 07, 2014 Diny Ulysse marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Letitia
Possible Teaching Points with this book:

Rhyming reading
Alphabet
Predicting & Patterns (science & math skills)
Days of the week (social study skill)
Animals (science - animal identification?)
Art (visual arts)
Mental Counting - Patterns (math skills)
Daily routine & Procedures (social study skill)
Health (physical ed/development skill)
Reading Correctly (reading fluency)
Music
Parts of a Books/Type of Book - fiction, book cover, title page, etc.
Chardell
This story is about a school teacher that gets sick and stays home while students are with a sub. A few other students end up staying home the following day because they get sick as well. This would be a great way to share with students that it is a good idea to keep your hands washed after caughing on them and blowing your nose, so our friends don't get sick and have to stay home.
Cana
Mommy says: The Miss Bindergarten books are cute, alphabetically themed tales of a kindergarten teacher named, well, Miss Bindergarten. This one chronicles the teacher and class through a spell of the flu.
Sharon
This is a great read-aloud text to read to kindergarten students about a substitute teacher and how to take care of one self so that we don't get sick nor get others sick as well.
Gideon
We liked that the chidrens names started with the same letter as their species (Ian the iguana). We also thought that Mr.Tusky was a great name for an elephant.
Mandy
It's that time of year in which Miss Bindergarten and some of her students stay home from kindergarten because they've got the flu!
Lauren White
good for grades PreK-K.
Discusses the role of substitute teachers when the real teacher is sick.
Rachel
This is a great book to read to kids to help them understand about when I will be gone.
Brandi Streeval
cute book read this to my daughter got this from the library.
Marilyn
Makes me want to stay home from school as well!
Jessica
I love the rhythm and rhyme of his books.
Stacy Vance
Loved this book. My students loved the pictures.
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