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There is a Bird on Your Head!

by Mo Willems

Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to. Gerald and Piggie are best friends.In There Is a Bird On My Head!, Gerald discovers that there is something worse than a bird on your...

Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.
Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.
Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.
Gerald and Piggie are best friends.
In There Is a Bird On My Head!, Gerald discovers that there is something worse than a bird on your head--two birds on your head! Can Piggie help her best friend?

Hardcover - 64 pages - $9.99
ISBN: 1423106865 (ISBN13: 9781423106869)
Published Jul 31, 2007 by Hyperion
First published 2007

requested by

Ms. O'Donnell (First Grade Teacher)

at Halle Hewetson Elementary School, Las Vegas, NV

Here since Jul 28, 2014

Books received - 17

I am a newer teacher going into my first year of teaching First Grade. I LOVE Early Childhood and had the rare opportunity to loop with my kindergarteners from last year. I also became an Inclusion teacher. As a result my classroom library needs to expand in both breadth and depth and it needs to add more nonfiction materials. Additionally, I have students in my class reading already at 4th grade levels and therefore need to provide extended materials for these voracious readers as well.

why I requested this book

Mo Williams has such a wonderful way of writing children's literature that emphasizes the importance of friendship and kindness. Our classroom library is in...

Mo Williams has such a wonderful way of writing children's literature that emphasizes the importance of friendship and kindness. Our classroom library is in need of leveled books that students can independently and during guided small group reading instruction. In order to supplement decodable books, students need access to books that are character driven, plot driven, and setting driven. A classroom favorite are the hilarious adventures of Elephant and Piggie. By donating this book to our classroom library, you are nurturing a child's love of reading at the earliest age. As a new teacher, my students have read through all of the leveled books I currently have and are hungry for more. It is such a great problem to have in a classroom and your donation will provide access to more independent reading titles. We look forward to adding this book to our library!

the class

These children are full of energy, excited to learn, and are a diverse group of English Language Learners/English as Second Language Learners, and IEP students....

These children are full of energy, excited to learn, and are a diverse group of English Language Learners/English as Second Language Learners, and IEP students. Our full day Kindergarten class is at a Title 1 school. Our school is located in a poorer urban area of the state, with families underemployed with high unemployment and therefore high in poverty. The student population is 85% Hispanic, 7% African American, 3% Caucasian, and 2% Asian.

All students receive free breakfast and lunch. My students face challenges in their daily lives that many of us could not imagine, yet they come to school with positive attitudes and are eager to learn.

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