It was William Henry, comma, and Ronald. Ronald Reagan, just like you said. And William Henry Harrison. The other children frowned a bit. Everybody gets to be president for four years! We learned that! Right, Mrs. Four years? Moment of silence, please. Pidgeon repeated with a questioning look.
Thank you so much Lois Lowry for this wonderful book : :. I love great book recommendations and this one looks delightful! Julie G. We moved your item s to Saved for Later. How do the children help? What I liked about the book: I love Gooney!
A moment of silence for William Henry Harrison, class, because he died after being president for only one month. He began one of his raps.
Pidgeon said, after the moment of silence had ended and she had looked around the room with a sigh, "another day in the second grade. I wish we had cleaned this mess up better yesterday before school ended. They had been working on valentines to take home to their parents. Now the valentines were done, but there was red construction paper everywhere, as well as scissors and paste, Magic Markers, and white paper that they had folded and cut into snowflakes.
Tiny white scraps were all over the floor. Furillo will clean it up," Nicholas said. We have to get to work on our geography lesson. We could do both at once! Pidgeon had begun to walk around the room, collecting unused sheets of construction paper. She held a stack of red papers in her hand. She looked proudly at the large blue paper heart that she had decorated with a yellow arrow, and the words i love you carefully lettered in brown.
Pidgeon looked at Gooney Bird, who today was wearing unmatched socks, knickers, and a pearl necklace over her love your mother T-shirt. Pidgeon picked up the square of paper with a white dab of dried paste on it. She went to the front of the room and picked up the large wastebasket. Pidgeon set the wastebasket down, went to the piano, and played a chord to quiet the class.
Then she played the opening line to a familiar song, a song that the children had sung many times. She stood up and started around with the wastebasket. They could see the handle of his lunch box poking out below his hat and mittens. You all should be cleaning up your valentine scraps! First state: Massachusetts! He had made three red decorated hearts for the triplet babies at home. As always, his desk was a mess, but with Mrs. He leaned down and picked up some scraps from the floor and dropped them in the basket.
Next state: Colorado! She held the wastebasket, and Keiko carefully swept her scraps into it from her desktop with the side of her hand. I thought you remember everything! I have to put it together in my mind.
Pidgeon announced. After a moment, the children responded, "Montpelier! Pidgeon interrupted. Beanie giggled. Disney World! Pidgeon returned the wastebasket to its spot near the door. Pidgeon gets the award for the most patient teacher! I so appreciate the way the kids show respect for each other and the adults in their lives. Dec 12, Joan Anderson rated it really liked it.
Gooney Bird comes up with an excellent geography lesson just before her second grade class starts their February vacation. It's great to see an author pick something besides Valentine's Day. There were 2 repeating lines of text. Where was the efitor? Jan 07, Horace Mann Family Reading Challenge rated it really liked it Shelves: in , fiction , realistic-fiction. You have to love Gooney Bird and her flair, which comes across in all of the books in this series by Lois Lowry. Great classroom read aloud especially 2nd grade , that may inspire some exciting projects.
Dec 27, Jeri rated it it was ok Shelves: kids-books. Some of the other Gooney Bird books are better. This one focused on US geography and my kids enjoyed reading it. However, after reading Gooney Bird is Absurd the 4th book on poetry that was so good, this one was kind of a let down for me. Jan 08, Caren rated it liked it Shelves: children-s-fiction.
Would be a good read aloud for grades. United States geography. May 04, Tory rated it it was ok. A sweet early elementary book that highlights simply our unique characteristics and encourages us to focus on the positive side our situations. Feb 02, Carol Moore Kollar rated it liked it Shelves: gr I'm going to order the rest of this series for the elementary schools. Gooney Bird is sure to make you laugh. View all 3 comments. Dec 05, Andrea rated it it was amazing.
Aug 21, Aravis rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Owen. Shelves: aravis. I like Gooney Bird because she wears silly clothes. My favorite part was everything. They made flags. Dec 19, Eric rated it liked it. Mildly entertaining. Apr 07, Rebecca rated it liked it. I liked this book, but I have to say that the African-American character whom I did not remember from the first book I mean, does he really have to be a budding rapper??
Jan 06, Anne Tipton rated it really liked it. Cute character. Sep 07, Rebecca rated it it was amazing.
https://chicesdefahrfin.tk I like it when they all grow up and gooney bird becomes the prez if the USA. Lovely little book for the younger set. Gooney Bird herself is delightful, and the story puts me somewhat in mind of the Mr Majeika books. Nov 13, Karen Arendt rated it it was amazing Shelves: friendship , independent-reader , school. Such an imaginative story. Great school story and some character education about gloating! Aiesha rated it really liked it Feb 19, Kristina Darby rated it really liked it Aug 06, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Readers also enjoyed. Realistic Fiction. Young Adult. About Lois Lowry. Lois Lowry. My older sister, Helen, was very much like our mother: gentle, family-oriented, eager to please. Little brother Jon was the only boy and had interests that he shared with Dad; together they were always working on electric trains and erector sets; and later, when Jon was older, they always seemed to have their heads under the raised hood of a car.
That left me in-between, and exactly where I wanted most to be: on my own. I was a solitary child who lived in the world of books and my own vivid imagination. Because my father was a career military officer - an Army dentist - I lived all over the world. I married young.
I had just turned nineteen - just finished my sophomore year in college - when I married a Naval officer and continued the odyssey that military life requires. Connecticut a daughter born there. Florida a son. South Carolina. Finally Cambridge, Massachusetts, when my husband left the service and entered Harvard Law School another daughter; another son and then to Maine - by now with four children under the age of five in tow.
My children grew up in Maine. So did I. I returned to college at the University of Southern Maine, got my degree, went to graduate school, and finally began to write professionally, the thing I had dreamed of doing since those childhood years when I had endlessly scribbled stories and poems in notebooks. After my marriage ended in , when I was forty, I settled into the life I have lived ever since. Today I am back in Cambridge, Massachusetts, living and writing in a house dominated by a very shaggy Tibetan Terrier named Bandit.
For a change of scenery Martin and I spend time in Maine, where we have an old it was built in ! In Maine I garden, feed birds, entertain friends, and read My books have varied in content and style. Yet it seems that all of them deal, essentially, with the same general theme: the importance of human connections. A Summer to Die, my first book, was a highly fictionalized retelling of the early death of my sister, and of the effect of such a loss on a family. Number the Stars, set in a different culture and era, tells the same story: that of the role that we humans play in the lives of our fellow beings.
The Giver - and Gathering Blue, and the newest in the trilogy: Messenger - take place against the background of very different cultures and times. Track My Order.
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