Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Potty Mouth

Do you know this book?

My principal loves these books and bought a bunch for school. To Share. 

I took this one, but I may not give it back. For 2 reasons.

1. We have been practicing singing 2 of the songs. (First graders are a riot when they sing about poop and pee.) This afternoon a handsome young man asked (as he turned in his completed work), "Mrs. Bartel, (he is so polite) is it ok if I read a book so I can get better at reading?" He was going after the above book. You bet, have fun!

2. We sang the songs for the kindergartners today. I think they might have been a bit shocked at our language (poop and pee). But they loved it. My favorite part... as we were leaving a sweet little K student told her teacher that she wants to be in my class next year. Cue my big smile. K teacher says, you'll have a good year if you are with Mrs. Bartel or Mrs. Jones. K says, but I want Mrs. Bartel. 

(If you have heard me speak about Mrs. Jones--the other first grade teacher--you will know that I love and adore her. She has amazing ideas and I am so happy to be working with her. So, K teacher is right, sweet student will have a great year with Mrs. Jones, they just know me because we are neighbors.)

My skepticism about these books is gone. They are super motivating for readers of all levels, and I think I need his other titles as well.

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  1. I love Alan Katz! I don't have this one, but I have his other books. I had the privilege to meet him a few years ago when he came and spoke to our school. He read some of his poems as well! He was a lot of fun! I have to put this one on my wishlist!
    Second Grade is Out of This World!

  2. I have this book, but haven't been brave enough to get it out with my class. I have another one - something like where'd they hide my presents? It looks like it might be from the same people, but I never looked to see if that was true. Anyway, sounds like a fun time.


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