Miss Daisy Is Crazy! (My Weird School #1)
Miss Daisy, who teaches second grade, doesn't know how to add or subtract. Not only that, she doesn’t know how to read or write either. She is the dumbest teacher in the history of the world!
Grade/interest level: Upper Elementary (3rd to 4th)
Reading level: Fountas and Pinnell, Q
Main Characters: AJ, MIss Daisy
Setting: a school classroom
POV: from AJ
This book was okay. It was about AJ and how his school classroom teacher Miss Daisy was not smart and didn't know how to read or write. She didn't know how to do math either and she didn't know how to add or subtract. So in the beginning AJ doesn't like school at all. He uses words and phrases like...more
Author Dan Gutman (of "Baseball Card Adventure" series) serves up a great story that will make you laugh, and learn along the way (without even realizing it!). this is the first book in Dan's new hilarious series "My Wierd School". In this book, the main character A.J. is beginning 2nd grade -- and he hates school. when his new teacher Miss Daisy says she too hates school, she catches A.J.'s attention. Miss Daisy also says she does not know how to read or do math. What kind...more
I'm trying not to be a grouch, but the main character AJ has a really snotty, negative attitude. Many things are dismissed as "weird", "dumb", "annoying" or "boring". I would not be happy if my sweet impressionable son starting talking like that all the time.
Also, did I miss a memo somewhere that the rules of grammar changed since I left school (it wasn't THAT long ago was it)?
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Why I picked it up: Looked like a great beginning chapter books series.
Why I finished it: Miss Daisy was great. A.J. couldn't decide if she was crazy or smart but he was willing to work to keep her as his teacher.
I like Andrea the best because she is smart!
A.J. and pals want to buy the school and turn it into a video arcade. The principle says he is not allowed to sell it, but he can rent it to them for 1 million pages of reading.
1.when you were elementary school students, which subject did you like? or could you do well?
i liked P.E, of course i could play sports well.
2.when you were elementary school students, what sort of person was the teacher who was the most popular?
i'm sorry, i remembered only one teacher. the teacher is woman. she often read many books for us.
Seriously, what fun! Miss Daisy is the kind of teacher that I wish I was with my own kids (I homeschool). Note to self, be more fun and creative in the lessons! I really love how she gets the kids to learn and to read.
Makes me wonder how long it would take ME to read 1,000,000 pages. I love the school-wide challenge and the way it all comes out in the end.
Yep, I would recommend this book!
Here is a small summary of the book:
It is A.J.'s first day of school and his teacher dohow to read, write, or do math! One day, at lunch, the kids think that miss daisy is an imposter or something might be wrong with her brain!
I hope you read this book!