Jamaica and the Substitute Teacher

Jamaica and the Substitute Teacher


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Jamaica likes the substitute teacher right away. Mrs. Duval is very nice, and she thinks of interesting things for the class to do. When the kids have to hunt for a hidden object, it's Jamaica who solves the clues. She figures out all the answers to the math puzzles, and Mrs. Duval praises her reading, too. But when it's time for the spelling test, Jamaica realizes that she is not prepared. Wanting so badly to please Mrs. Duval, she makes a poor decision. What will Mrs. Duval think of her now? In this new story about a favorite character, Juanita Havill and Anne Sibley O'Brien depict a small but significant crisis with tact and sensitivity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618152421
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 09/24/2001
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 534,193
Product dimensions: 8.81(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.14(d)
Lexile: AD380L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Juanita Havill is the author of many picture books including several stories about Jamaica. She and her husband have two grown children.

Anne Sibley O'Brien has illustrated more than twenty books for children, including the Jamaica stories. She has two grown children and lives with her husband and cat in Maine.

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Jamaica and the Substitute Teacher 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
lakertraw on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Jamaica has a substitute teacher. She starts of the day by finding the object in the scavenger hunt. She is praised for her success and is informed that she can hide the object the next day. Jamaica does well in her reading group and again receives praise. Then, the substitute announces the spelling test that Jamaica forgets to study for. She does well, except she can't remember how to spell one word. She copies it from her friend and ends up with a 100. She feels guilty and tells Ms. Duval that she copied the last word. This is a good book to read to students to teach them about honesty.
ktinney2315937 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Jamaica has a substitute teacher and she wants to be perfect in her class. During her spelling test she she copied off of her friend for a word. When the teacher didn't see her test in the pile she questioned Jamaica. Jamaica ends up tell the teacher the truth about the test. This is a great book to teach children to tell the truth.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jamaica wants the new substitute teacher to like her. She is very nice to her. She sits down and draws her teacher a picture. She will show it to her the next day.