Miss Bindergarten

Miss B Celebrates the Last Day

Its the end of the school year and theres 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 theres the farewell party with sprinkler fun and pizza. The students paint rainbows on take-home bags, certificates and […]

Miss B’s Wild Day

Miss Bindergarten’s day starts off all wrong. She spills her breakfast, breaks a necklace, and has a flat tire. When she finally arrives in her classroom, everything there goes wrong, too. Water spills onto the floor as a boy tends his bean plant, another child tosses his hat too high and it lands on the […]

Miss B Stays Home

  On Sunday morning, sad but true, Miss Bindergarten got the flu. “I’m aching and shaking right down to the bone. Tomorrow I fear I shall have to stay home.” Sure enough, Monday morning comes, and Miss Bindergarten’s class is upset to see that their beloved teacher is nowhere to be found. Soon Mr. Tusky […]

Miss B Takes a Trip

  Miss Bindergarten sure knows how to show her kindergarten class a good time! Today is field trip day and everyone’s favorite canine educator has quite a few alphabetically enhanced adventures up her sleeve. “Adam’s dad’s a chaperone. Brenda’s mom is, too. Christopher says, ‘Hey, don’t leave yet–a stone hopped in my shoe.’” With her […]

Miss B Celebrates 100 Days

In honor of the 100th day of kindergarten, each student must bring “100 of some wonderful, one-hundred-full thing!” to school the following day. That night, we see Adam the alligator making a fort of 100 Popsicle sticks, Brenda the beaver falling asleep over her paper chain of 100 colorful loops, and Christopher the cat lamenting […]

Miss B Gets Ready

On the first day of kindergarten, Miss Bindergarten must prepare her classroom for her beloved students. This noble, whimsical teacher greets her dark, summertime-empty classroom with an explosion of color–a bouquet of fall leaves, a goldfish, rolled-up posters, and shoeboxes full of no-doubt-delightful surprises. Meanwhile, her young students get ready, too: “Adam Krupp wakes up. Brenda […]

Miss B Plans a Circus

As if an all-animal kindergarten weren’t festive enough, Miss Bindergarten decides to put on a circus at school! The to-do list is long, and each student (with first names from A to Z) has his or her own role to play. Kids who loved Joseph Slate and Ashley Wolff’s Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten and the […]