By: Phillip Done
This book is a cute, fun, easy read. Having worked with children for the past 16 years and having three elementary aged children myself, I found the book quite amusing.
Phillip Done organizes the book into the months of the school year and includes sub topics in each month. Chapter titles go from August-June, with subtopics such as Fly on the Wall, Vanilla Wafers, The Tooth Fairy, Cursive, and Lunch Time. Each chapter is filled with little stories and events that coordinate with that month in the school year.
Having elementary aged children myself I appreciated the insight into the day-to-day classroom life of a teacher. Teachers have a hard job and as parents I don't think we can truly appreciate all a teacher does unless we have done it ourselves.
Kids truly are hilarious, often without really trying to be. The book is filled with cute stories and funny things kids say and do. Having volunteered in my daughter's 1st grade class weekly, I can attest that kids really are this funny.
The book is very lighthearted and easy to read. Several of the incidents that happened or things kids said to Mr. Done, truly made me laugh out loud.
At the end of the day, the book put a smile on my face, and made me appreciate even more what teachers do for our children. I would highly recommend it!
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