Tag Archives: Gutman

The Homework Machine

It’s only been a few years since I finally was able to walk away from a book. I’ve always been a finish it at all costs kind of reader.  So, I’ve always been pretty tough on my students in that … Continue reading

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Ms. Hannah is Bananas! – My Weird School #4

So far, most of these books have tried to sneak a little bit of learning in with all the humor.  There have been some math problems and some extremely questionable historical information, but Ms. Hannah talks about something I can … Continue reading

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Mrs. Roopy is Loopy! – My Weird School #3

The gross-out type humor escalates in this book, with a few bathroom jokes and the boys eating carrots that they’ve shoved up their nose.  Girls continue to be crybabies and kiss ups.  A.J. continues to find everything about school boring … Continue reading

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Mr. Klutz is Nuts! – My Weird School #2

Essentially, this whole book is just one big bribe.  When A.J. finds himself in the principal’s office for failure to complete his work and hurting a girl during a hockey game, he earns himself a chocolate bar.  His friends immediately … Continue reading

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Miss Daisy is Crazy! – My Weird School #1

So, I’ll start by admitting that this series is wildly popular, a huge hit with kids.  That said, I can’t say as I’m a fan.  I just have a hard time appreciating books where the main focus is tricking kids … Continue reading

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Where It Began

Have you ever had one of those moments where the world suddenly goes still and silent? My moment happened when I was standing on a chair in my classroom putting a book up on a high shelf.  A student came … Continue reading

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