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The day my mom came to kindergarten

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'I liked kindergarten from the very 1st day,? begins the narrator of this very funny and touching picture book. However, she notices, ?My mom was happy for me, of course, but I got the feeling that she was also a little sad? to leave her. So one day the little girl invites her mom to join the kindergarten class for the day, which turns out to be a real learning experience --- for both of them. Somehow her mom just can't get any of the rules right: she barges to the front of the line, she shouts out without raising her hand, she slams down her scissors during Craft Time. How embarrassing! In a wonderful role reversal that will delight young children, the girl must become the patient and sometimes frustrated expert who instructs her mom on how to behave. Author Maureen Fergus has found a unique way of telling a school story that allows children to feel rewarded about how much they know. The spare style and juvenile sensibility of the artwork by Mike Lowery perfectly conveys the hilarity of the story. This book would be a popular, entertaining read-aloud, especially for kindergartners themselves. It ties in beautifully to character education lessons on patience or perseverance. The little girl is a wonderful role model for how to be generous and kind to others who are struggling with something new, while also providing a humorous lesson on why it's important to follow the rules.
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Level 4.1, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 900L
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Grouped Work ID 45dabfe2-f717-aa8f-4b7f-31363ab0971b
Grouping Title day my mom came to kindergarten
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Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-02-20 22:46:08PM
Last Indexed 2019-02-21 00:11:10AM

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subject_facet Human behavior -- Juvenile fiction, Kindergarten -- Juvenile fiction, Mothers -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The day my mom came to kindergarten
title_full The Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten, The day my mom came to kindergarten / Maureen Fergus ; and [illustrated by] Mike Lowery
title_short The day my mom came to kindergarten
topic_facet Human behavior, Humor (Fiction), Juvenile Fiction, Kindergarten, Mothers, Picture Book Fiction