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  • 256
  • It's Not All Flowers and Sausages My Adventures in Second Grade
  • Jennifer Scoggin
  • English
  • 10 April 2019
  • 9781607140665

10 thoughts on “It's Not All Flowers and Sausages My Adventures in Second Grade

  1. says:

    I finished this book on a 2 hour train ride and I had to refrain from laughing too loud to annoy the other passengers So true A second grade teacher in Harlem Mrs Mimi mentions those dead weight teachers and administrators she nicknames The Bacon Hunter for the assistant principal whose seems to always eat a bacon egg and cheese sandwich for breakfast each day not doing anything else the Fanny Pack for the ESL teacher who wanders the halls wearing a fanny pack and complains about the reading curriculum that's been in place for 3 years What's a read aloud? Huh?? and The Weave for the principal who asks everyone to use new Palm Pilots to enter student oral reading test data and then emails out a note everyone print out the palm pilot data and write it on last year's form It's easier to readAny teacher will find this book cathartic and will recognize themselves and their students Even the student who lets loose a room splitting fart What did they serve for lunch? and the student who returns from the bathroom with poop all over himself and his face or the vomiting student who is returned from the nurse for not being sick enough Mrs Mimi returns this student to the nurse asking her to hold a trashcan full of vomit and Mrs Mimi sends the nurse a note Is this sick enough? Or the student who titles her book My Fcker and Mrs Mimi finds out the student meant to write My Future Mrs Mimi slyly steals the student's title page before anyone else can sound it outI loved it All elementary teachers should read this


  2. says:

    When reading books written by teachers about teaching I find they tend to fall into two categories First there are the self congratulatory how great am I books by authors like Ron Clark and Rafe Esuith Granted those contain good ideas but I tend to picture the writing process as one of some writing interspersed with visits to the mirror to allow the authors to remind themselves of their own awesomeness These writers tend to want to portray teachers as the Great Saviors of the World rather than as actual humansThen there are the books such as Dan Brown's The Great Expectations School Phillip Done's work and this one It's Not All Flowers and Sausages These books fall into a much realistic and relatable category These are professionals who love their jobs and would sincerely love to DO their job but they are hindered at every turn by administrators district policy office staff and uncooperative parents Anyone who has spent time in an elementary classroom will laugh out loud at Mrs Mimi's stories of student antics and daily happenings inside a school Mrs Mimi demonstrates that no matter how much you love what you do there are always things that bring you down You can let it kill you or let it make you strongeroryou can laugh The one problem I had with the book was the punctuation errors I understand this began as a blog and even teachers make typos but the proofreadereditor should have cleaned it up before going to press All in all this was a fast read and very entertaining


  3. says:

    Absolutely hilarious This book had me laughing out loud at some thoughts that some teachers are too afraid to put in words Glad to know I wasn't alone in some of my experiences and thoughts Any teacher who needs a reminder of why we do what we do should read this book


  4. says:

    This book started as a private blog and it definitely reads that way Informal to the point of unpolished and sort of directionless as blogs do tend to be I can see it being a very cathartic satisfying read for people who are already teachers of young children but I was led to believe that this was a book with advice for young teachers though and it was of a rant about bad teachers bad support staff lazy colleagues uninterested parents not a ton of advice for coping Not any really I was annoyed by the random ish references to shoes and umbrella drinks too Was this her or her editor I wonder? And will a book ever make it out of the gate for the next twenty years that is aimed at a largely female readership that does NOT include references to shoes and umbrella drinks??? Sex and the City what have you done to us All in all meh


  5. says:

    Ugh This is written by the type of teacher who gives teachers a bad name In an attempt to be humorous Mrs Mimi has failed miserably and instead delivered a continuous diatribe of rants and complaints about seemingly everything involved with the teaching profession the administration field trips parents lack of support her co workers and even her students Granted there are a lot of problem with our education system but there is never a break no moments of the rewarding aspects of teaching I feel sorry for her unfortunate studentsIt is not the least bit witty or even cleverly sarcastic nor does her blog writing style transfer well into book form


  6. says:

    I thought this book was dead on about the educational system It doesn't matter if you teach 2nd grade like the author or 17 year olds like I do the problems and joys are the same The kids are great; it's the admin that makes me crazy I was just told today by my person in charge that he can put 45 students in your class if I want Wow Thanks I can really teach English to 45 high school juniors and make an impact But then the kids walk in laughing and giving me high fives and it's all worth it


  7. says:

    Mrs Mimi is hilarious and inspires all teachers to be Super Colleagues for their little friends and fellow teacher types In this book she shares the best of her blog including why she loves her students sharpies sales at staples and fab shoes If you're a teacher especially of the elementary school variety you are going to love this book and might catch a glimpse of your fabulous self in a story or two


  8. says:

    Hilarious A very humorous take on the great balancing act that is teaching When I first started reading the book I had no idea she had has? a blog which is good since I don't have the highest opinion in the world of blogs turned books since they don't always translate well This book did though I highly recommend this for everyone


  9. says:

    Loved it Love Mrs Mimi She is funny fabulous on target and she has a thing for Sharpies Perhaps aimed for teachers and I'm not a teacher but have mostly raised my four kids and have spent about two decades volunteering in the classroom and I found it hilarious and sadly true Loved it


  10. says:

    This book is so hilarious Mrs Mimi is a rock star 2nd grade teacher If you are a fellow teacher and even if you're not you need to read this to see what it's like on our side of the world


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It's Not All Flowers and Sausages My Adventures in Second Grade

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Jokes annoying colleagues and all Join Mrs Mimi in the teacher's lounge and in her classroom as she wrangles the naughty kids outsmarts the sneaky ones and tries to get everyone to third grade in one piece Loved it Love Mrs Mimi She is funny fabulous on target and she has a thing for Sharpies Perhaps aimed for teachers and I'm not a teacher but have mostly raised my four kids and have spent about two decades volunteering in the classroom and I found it hilarious and sadly true Loved it

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Meet Mrs Mimi she's the second grade teacher every kid should have Hip and hilarious she brings us into her New York City classroom with no hold barred From the Great Pencil Crisis of 2003 to ill fated fie I finished this book on a 2 hour train ride and I had to refrain from laughing too loud to annoy the other passengers So true A second grade teacher in Harlem Mrs Mimi mentions those dead weight teachers and administrators she nicknames The Bacon Hunter for the assistant principal whose seems to always eat a bacon egg and cheese sandwich for breakfast each day not doing anything else the Fanny Pack for the ESL teacher who wanders the halls wearing a fanny pack and complains about the reading curriculum that's been in place for 3 years What's a read aloud Huh and The Weave for the principal who asks everyone to use new Palm Pilots to enter student oral reading test data and then emails out a note everyone print out the palm pilot data and write it on last year's form It's easier to readAny teacher will find this book cathartic and will recognize themselves and their students Even the student who lets loose a room splitting fart What did they serve for lunch and the student who returns from the bathroom with poop all over himself and his face or the vomiting student who is returned from the nurse for not being sick enough Mrs Mimi returns this student to the nurse asking her to hold a trashcan full of vomit and Mrs Mimi sends the nurse a note Is this sick enough Or the student who titles her book My Fcker and Mrs Mimi finds out the student meant to write My Future Mrs Mimi slyly steals the student's title page before anyone else can sound it outI loved it All elementary teachers should read this

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Ld trips lesson #1 don't trust a farm in ueens Mrs Mimi has seen it all Based on her popular blog It's Not All Flowers and Sausages shows us what it's like to commune with seven year olds for a living pee This book started as a private blog and it definitely reads that way Informal to the point of unpolished and sort of directionless as blogs do tend to be I can see it being a very cathartic satisfying read for people who are already teachers of young children but I was led to believe that this was a book with advice for young teachers though and it was of a rant about bad teachers bad support staff lazy colleagues uninterested parents not a ton of advice for coping Not any really I was annoyed by the random ish references to shoes and umbrella drinks too Was this her or her editor I wonder And will a book ever make it out of the gate for the next twenty years that is aimed at a largely female readership that does NOT include references to shoes and umbrella drinks Sex and the City what have you done to us All in all meh