Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Geranium on the Windowsill Just Died, But Teacher You Went Right on” as Want to Read:
The Geranium on the Windowsill Just Died, But Teacher You Went Right on
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Geranium on the Windowsill Just Died, But Teacher You Went Right on

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  55 ratings  ·  8 reviews
a nice paperback with illustrators from ages 8 to 63 book having 64 pages
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 1st 2003 by Harlin Quist Books (first published 1971)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

Be the first to ask a question about The Geranium on the Windowsill Just Died, But Teacher You Went Right on

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
4.40  · 
Rating details
 ·  55 ratings  ·  8 reviews


Filter
 | 
Sort order
Claudia
This is NOT the book I remember...the copyright date says 1971, but I absolutely remember getting this the first or second year I taught, which would have been 68 or 69. I remember getting a copy for my dad..

This is a new, revised edition. I'll have to find the original, because this one is not the same. The title poem isn't even there.

This book takes a look at a typical school year through the eyes of the students who are trapped in our classrooms. We can be the agent for good or for evil in t
...more
Jackie
Feb 13, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Life long learners can learn even more from kids!
Leothefox
Jan 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It's strange, it's random (as is the 70s), and I found it at Goodwill. Buried treasure if there ever was.
Siskiyou-Suzy
I’ve been pining over their book since I first heard of it and finally, finally, I found a copy in a thrift store.

I love this book because of how quirky and over-the-top it is. Teachers on the 70s were certainly much meaner. But I remember thinking things like this. I remember realizing that the kid world and adult world were very different and adults acted with confidence about my world even though they drastically misunderstood something. I try to remember this in my classroom — I may be missi
...more
Emery
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a delightful collection of poems with accompanying art. These poems highlight how children sometimes feel in school, especially if the teachers and staff don't strive to connect to them. I read this book as a hand-me-down during my first years teaching and it brought me to tears to think that children, my students, might feel so marginalized and unimportant. I keep it on my desk every year to remind myself of what unimaginable power I have in the lives of kids. I recommend every adu ...more
Kimberley
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Cynthia found this odd little book while we shopped at Bookends in Kailua. She's excellent at finding rare things that intrigue me. This one is definitely a keeper for every teacher. Actually, it should be a must-read for every adult who needs to be reminded of the harsh realities of childhood.
Henna
Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Seems like students might feel the same in every age. Interesting book from a seminar.
Mikejencostanzo
Oct 31, 2008 rated it did not like it
Shelves: reviewed
This isn't a story -- not exactly. It's more of an extended poem. It starts with how a student feels on the first day of school and the describes different feelings of inferiority, desire, aloneness, guilt, identity crisis, confusion, disgust, rejection, shame, bitterness, and sarcasm experienced by students & directed toward their teachers. The book ends with an invitation from student to teacher to learn how to be a child again.

This book is also a compilation of pictures by no less that 29
...more
Alexa
rated it really liked it
Feb 07, 2018
Patrick Reinhart
rated it really liked it
May 13, 2011
Chad Lust
rated it it was amazing
Jul 28, 2017
Cecilia
rated it liked it
Aug 03, 2013
Susie Schlehuber
rated it it was amazing
Jan 02, 2012
Brian
rated it really liked it
Dec 10, 2007
Natalie Stewart
rated it it was amazing
Mar 12, 2013
Jennifer
rated it it was amazing
Jun 13, 2014
Kay Haas
rated it it was amazing
Aug 29, 2012
Kimberly
rated it it was amazing
Jul 01, 2012
Whaggerty
rated it it was amazing
Jul 30, 2011
Allyse
rated it really liked it
Sep 22, 2007
Dhrc Young
rated it really liked it
Mar 06, 2017
Sabina Hahn
rated it liked it
Dec 04, 2017
Owen Lucas
rated it did not like it
Oct 25, 2015
Amber
rated it really liked it
Oct 20, 2009
Tiffany
rated it it was amazing
Jul 02, 2012
Bratkeeper
rated it it was amazing
Mar 23, 2015
Juliette
rated it it was amazing
Dec 25, 2009
Caroline Seefchak
rated it really liked it
Jul 07, 2015
Abbey
rated it it was amazing
Dec 18, 2018
Mary Taylor
rated it really liked it
Nov 15, 2014
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »