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!
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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)?
We decided to start from the beginning, with A.J. and his pals in second grade, and work our way through the books. So far, we really enjoy them and this story was a good example of irony and a teacher playing 'dumb' with her students in order to encourage their participation and stimulate ...more
تنها چیزی که به نظرم چندان جالب نبود، استفاده از واژه هایی بود که چندان برای کودک مناسب نیست. باید توجه داشت که کودک در سن الگوبرداری و یادگیری هست و داستانی که خاص کودک دبستانی نوشته شده اما مدام در آن از واژه ها و عباراتی چون "خنگ" و "خل و چل" و "لگد زدن به ماتحت" و "آقای مدیر شما چرا کچل هستید" استفاده می ش ...more
The setting is second grade and A.J.'s teacher doesn't know how to read or do arithmetic! (Or so she claims...) This book is a good level for most second graders.
AJ starts the school in second grade and everyone has to present a little information about himself. He stands up and says he hates school. Everyone thinks he is funny. Miss Daisy is his teacher and she says she doesn't like the school either. AJ thinks Miss Daisy is crazy because she doesn't like school. As a teacher, she is supposed to like school. One day a man comes to ...more
My student read this book to me in another attempt to get me into it.
I hated the book, but i couldn't tell him that. He never reads and if this gets him to do it then by all means read it. So I had to smile, smile, and smile through all the passages. Even the passage that went, "Blahblahblahblah" for half the page.
Authors should not be allowed to write that in books. At all. It's just page filler and isn't funny at all.
AJ is a character I do not like. AT. A ...more
(Me) "Huh, I'm not terribly fond of the 'adults are idiots' trope and it seems prevalent in this book. This irritates the crap out of me. But, wait, there's a twist. Hmm...maybe this book isn't as terrible as I thought."
(As a child) "I love the idea, as a kid, that I can outsmart an adult. It makes me feel powerful in a world where I don't have that much power. I also like the idea that kids know more tha ...more
His strong preference is still for picture books so that we can read 2 or 3 in a sitting. It's also nice to have something we're reading over the course of a few days. We read a couple more in the series together. He can read them on his ...more