Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the Last Day of Kindergarten

Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the Last Day of Kindergarten

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by Joseph Slate, Ashley Wolff
     
 

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Miss Bindergarten and her class have had a great year in kindergarten! They have gone on a field trip, marked the 100th day, created a circus, and even survived a wild day. But now the school year is over, and it's time to remember, to celebrate, and for Miss Bindergarten to say, 'Good-bye, kindergarten. It's been a special year.' The bestselling Miss Bindergarten

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Miss Bindergarten and her class have had a great year in kindergarten! They have gone on a field trip, marked the 100th day, created a circus, and even survived a wild day. But now the school year is over, and it's time to remember, to celebrate, and for Miss Bindergarten to say, 'Good-bye, kindergarten. It's been a special year.' The bestselling Miss Bindergarten series comes to a sweet and jubilant conclusion by honoring an important passage: the last day of kindergarten. Filled with last-day classroom ideas, it's also a perfect gift to honor graduation and moving-up ceremonies. Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the Last Day of Kindergarten is the perfect way for teachers and students to commemorate their own end-of-the-year festivities.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Barbara L. Talcroft
The kindergarten teacher who is a border collie is back again with her 26 alphabetical students to wind up a successful year of school. Readers familiar with the previous six books will not need to be told that each child's name starts with one of the letters or that Miss Bindergarten has a knack for planning special kindergarten days—this time they're saying goodbye with a combination of clean-up chores and fun. It was artist Wolff's idea for the cast to be animals when she envisioned her own border collie, Pumpkin, as the enthusiastic teacher. The result of that decision has been a set of tales popular with teachers, librarians, and kids, who see their own classrooms reflected in the stories (since some of the activities have been suggested by real kindergarten teachers). On this final day, students bring flowers and gifts, help pack away toys and mobiles, and clear out the lost and found. Then the fun begins—recess in bathing suits, running through sprinklers, and pizza for everyone. Each cub from A to Z gets a line in the text, as well as an award and a penny with a chocolate kiss from their teacher. Wolff's cartoon-like pictures are strong and bold with garish colors that jar a bit, but capture the energy and constant motion of lively young children who enjoy school and each other. "Goodbye, kindergarten," says Miss B, "It's been a special year." Then she's off for a vacation in Hawaii. Will she be back next year?
School Library Journal
PreS-K-It's the end of the school year and there's still a lot to do. Everyone pitches in to clean-pack up dinosaurs in one box, blocks in another-and clear out the shelves. Franny finds three smelly socks. Then there's the farewell party with sprinkler fun and pizza. The students paint rainbows on take-home bags, certificates and awards are given, and there's a final good-bye treat of a penny and a chocolate kiss, "The penny for success to come, the Kiss that you'll be missed." The rhyming text alternates between what individual students are doing and a summary statement that is the same as the book's title. Each of the 26 animal students has a name that starts with the same letter so that the book doubles as an alphabet book. Adam is an alligator, Ian's an iguana, Zachary's a zebra, etc. As with other titles in the series, this is a bright and lively book. While there are a few tears shared on this last day, the focus is on the cooperative good cheer of this tightly knit class. This title is sure to become an end-of-year favorite.-Martha Topol, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MI Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780525477440
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/06/2006
Series:
Miss Bindergarten Series
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
AD560L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Joseph Slate lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Ashley Wolff lives in San Francisco, California.

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GailCooke More than 1 year ago
Miss Bindergarten has much to celebrate. It¿s the last day of kindergarten and her class has had a very successful year. They¿ve gone on field trips, marked the 100th day, learned, and had a lion¿s share of fun. Now, it¿s time to say good-bye to kindergarten. As related in bouncing rhyme, the first step is to get the room ready for the summer. ¿Danny scrubs a table. Emily hands back rocks. Franny clears her bin and shouts, `Oh no - three smelly socks!¿ Now, for the real celebration: they play in the sprinkler, have pizza, and remember the good things that have happened all year. Before the day is over Miss B. has a special surprise for each of her students. Youngsters will easily relate to the last day of school and find enjoyment in Ashley Wolff¿s colorful and comical illustrations. - Gail Cooke