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My Kindergarten

3.7  ·  Rating details ·  122 Ratings  ·  34 Reviews
My Kindergarten
Paperback, 96 pages
Published May 27th 2008 by Disney-Hyperion (first published July 1st 2004)
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Dave Goldberg
Mar 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've probably read My Kindergarten more than any other book on my goodreads shelf. My 4 year-old daughter goes for weeks requesting it every night. And unlike most of her books, this one doesn't drive me nuts the hundredth time through. I'm don't understand the criticisms about this book being too long. It's clearly set up into months and is intended to be read one month at a time, a sort of introduction to chapter books. The characters (animal classmates of Emily the bunny, the narrator) are de ...more
Widad Hussein
My Kindergarten is a book for the kindergartners as one would assume.I couldn't find the lexile level but it is definitely for the young age who has just begun kindergarten The main characters are Miss Cribbage and her students in Kindergarten. The point of view is through the reader and it takes place in school. This book is collection of poems, short stories, and various activities that a student would read about through the year. It goes through all the 12 months so each month is relatable in ...more
Liane
Oct 04, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: megan
Genre: Picture Book, Informational

Reading Level: Late Early

Topics & Themes: Starting kindergarten. Curricular learning: Counting, Math, Language, Geography and Maps, Holidays, Colors, Seasons, Alphabet, Stamps, Money, Calendar, Time, Measuring, Other cultures, Cloud types, Poetry, Science, Punctuation, Temperature, and Music. Making Friends. Football games.

Curricular Use: Read-aloud, could coordinate reading with the months in the book

Social: Different religious holidays. Voting to make a d
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Kaytlyn Witcher
My Kindergarten begins with the first day of school. Emily and her friends are welcomed to kindergarten by Miss Cribbage. The first day marks the beginning of new experiences and discoveries. For example, learning the alphabet, drawing a map, counting to ten, telling the time and temperature,sharing happy holidays, noticing the changing seasons, taking a class trip to the local library, learning about the community beyond the classroom, and bringing all the new skills home to share with her fami ...more
Christine Turner
It's the first day of school, and Emily and her friends are welcomed into the exciting world of kindergarten by Miss Cribbage. The first day marks the beginning of a whole year's worth of new experiences and discoveries: learning the alphabet, drawing a map, counting to ten, telling the time and temperature, and more. It's also about sharing happy holidays, noticing the changing seasons, taking a class trip to the local library, learning about the community beyond the classroom, and bringing all ...more
Sara Castro
Nov 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book by Rosemary wells takes the reader on a journey along side the main character through her kindergarten school year. This book is lengthy for a young children's book but is filled worth diction that caters to a young audience. Reading this book is an opportunity for kids to learn about all of the different seasons holidays and events that occur during the first year of school. The story is straight forward and immersive allowing the reader to quickly read through the book and enjoy it. ...more
Shante' Polite
Title: My Kindergarten
Author: Rosemary Wells
Publisher and Date: Disney-Hyperion, 2004

My Kindergarten tells the story of Emily’s first day at school. It takes students through the different aspects of Kindergarten. McDuff spies with his Westie eyes a bouncy bunny rabbit! And they're off! Zip, zip, whiz! Hopping through the field, jumping in the briar patch, running round and round but where did Bunny go? Preschoolers will relish this interactive and lively game of hide-and-seek, brimming with inn
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Allison Wine
I love kindergarten so much! This book is definitely something to be read at the beginning of the year. This book is a collection of poems, short stories, and a variety of activities kindergarten students would be partake in throughout the year. This would be a great book to read each month because it goes through all 12 months and explains various activities that a student would read about through the year. It also gives students an insight of several different things that will be taught throug ...more
Jessica Fell
This book teaches young children, most appropriately kindergarteners, many different things. The book is categorized by the months of the school year and gives information about a variety of things from crafts, to holidays, to geography. I thought this book was okay. I thought the information in the book was excellent, but I think it would be difficult to read this to a class, even if you break the excerpts up. Each page tells the reader about something different, so the book feels like the info ...more
Lain
Jun 18, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-the-kids
In typical Rosemary Wells style, "My Kindergarten" is an adorable collection of songs, poems, and short stories to take young children through the school year. From the nerve-wracking night before school starts to the last day of school, Miss Cribbage's class shares their classroom discoveries with the readers.

Eye-catching, detailed pictures, simple stories, and entertaining tales will keep parents and kids delighted.

We borrowed this from the library, but we're getting our own copy!
Beyond the Pages
I liked this book as a K-read, however, as many have said before me, it is not a book that can be read in one sitting. I would even go so far as to say that it is a book that should be referred to on a scheduled basis.

The book held my kids attention up to a point; the story is much the same for me. The content is appropriate for young minds, and the visuals are colorful and interesting.

Rating: 3.25/5
Felicia
Jan 30, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: child-lit
This book isn't quite what I expected. I choose this book because I really would enjoy being a Kindergarten teacher and I was curious to see what this book had in store for me. I really like this book because it goes across the board covering all different types of subject and it has great rhymes, songs, and illustrations that children would enjoy. This book however is not for a child to sit down and read on their own. It's almost more of a teacher tool than a children's book.
Janna
Long book, may need to be done in a few sittings. Each page or two is a short story in itself.

Readalike books:

Welcome to Kindergarten (Rockwell)
The Twelve Days of Kindergarten (Rose)
If You Take a Mouse to School (Numeroff)

Readalike authors:

Mercer Mayer
Joseph Slate (Miss Bindergarten series)
Audrey Penn
Courtney Williams
My Kindergarten tells the story of Emily’s first day at school. It takes students through the different aspects of Kindergarten. It’s perfect to help students learn what to expect in their Kindergarten classroom for the year.
Amber
Oct 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I adored this book. I love that it set the stage for some important discussions with kids about civic responsibility, etc. It obviously has some messages that not everyone is going to agree with, but for those who do, it's a lovely way to start to instill those values.
Kaitlyn Tankersley
My Kindergarten tells the story of Emily’s first day at school. It takes students through the different aspects of Kindergarten. It’s perfect to help students learn what to expect in their Kindergarten classroom for the year.
Russell
A fully comprehensive foray into the wild world of kindergarten life.

And it really does cover everything, from what will happen when you visit your Greek classmates to how you should celebrate Kwanzaa. After reading this, I felt like I could skip straight to first grade.
Dynasty Zayas
My Kindergarten tells the story of Emily’s first day at school. It takes students through the different aspects of Kindergarten. It’s perfect to help students learn what to expect in their Kindergarten classroom for the year
Abbie Arensdorf
Sep 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Many different stories in this book, it involves kids in math, science, language, community, music, art, and holidays. The author lays out the book according to the month and I think it would be a great activity book to have in the classroom.
Gretchen
Apr 12, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best by the prolific Rosemary Wells. We should all hope that our kindergarteners have an experience like this.
Jessica Hanley
This excellently written book about kindergarten and all of the different and new experiences that these blossoming learners undertake. This a must-read for the kindergartener in your life.
Emily Brown
Nov 14, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
PB18 - This book is PERFECT for kindergardeners... There's something for every day that they are in attendance and there are activities that would keep them very occupied.
Leandra
Dec 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If only they made this book for every grade level! Incorporates math, science, language arts, music, art, and holidays! Different poems and stories AND activities that children will love!
Linda
A great gift for parent of a child getting ready to enter kindergarten, this book can be used all year long to inspire discussions about school and to jump start creative activities!
Aurelio Guarnotta
Sometimes they were good and sometimes not so good
Lisa
Feb 06, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: teachers, moms
Recommended to Lisa by: teachers
Shelves: children, adult
A book that contains lessons that are stated in the table of contents by Month.
Each lesson has a story, poem, or activity associated with the lesson.
Michele
Aug 19, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
Really cute... it goes through each month of the year and talks about activities that a kindergartner might do.
ZZ
Jan 16, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: kids in Kindergarten.
Shelves: library
We have not finished this book yet - it is good so far though.
Ann
50 Books to Read Before 1st Grade (2013 Meade Co.)
Kelly
Read once per month - too much to read at once.
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Rosemary Wells is the author of a number of popular children's books, most notably the Max and Ruby series which follows the everyday adventures of sibling bunnies - curious three year old Max and bossy seven year old Ruby. She gets the inspiration for Max and Ruby from her two daughters and the experiences they
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