attendance The teacher says everybody's name at the start of class, to make sure everybody is present
bon-bons - a candy
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napkin - nap kin
stared - one syllable
Andrea - An dre a
Grammar: Hyphenated words. Many times a word is too long to fit on one line of a text,
In that case half of the word will be on one line, and the other half will be on the next, "Any-
where" is an example
Questions for discussion:
Who are the characters in this book?
Which one do you like the most? Why?
Which one don't you like? Why?
What does A.J. feel about school?
What would he rather be doing?
What is A.J.'s idea of a good parent?
How does Miss Daisy feel about school?
What would she rather be doing?
Do you think that Miss Daisy will be a good teacher?
How will she teach?
Homework Choose one:
You are in A.J.'s class. It is the first day of school. You have to stand up and say your name and something about yourself. What are you going to say?
You are in 2nd Grade.
A.J. is writing an e-mail to his cousin at another school about his first day of school. Write the e-mail for him. Tell: who is his teacher, What is she like? What does the class do on the first day?