Description of the book:
Everyone knows there are different kinds of teachers. The good ones. The not-so-good ones. The boring ones, the mean ones, the ones who try too hard. The ones you’ll never remember, and the ones you want to forget. But Ms. Bixby is none of these. She’s the sort of teacher who makes you feel like the indignity of school is worthwhile. Who makes the idea of growing up less terrifying. Who you never want to disappoint. What Ms. Bixby is, is one of a kind.
Topher, Brand, and Steve know this better than anyone. And so when Ms. Bixby unexpectedly announces that she is very sick and won’t be able to finish the school year, they come up with a plan. Through the three very different stories they tell, we begin to understand just what Ms. Bixby means to Topher, Brand, and Steve—and what they are willing to go to such great lengths to tell her.
Take a look at Walden TV as they talk about their favorite teachers:
Celebrating special teachers is an opportunity one should never miss out on. I am thankful to be able to participate in Ms. Bixby's Last Day Blog Tour. Today, I get to share about a favorite teacher. The teacher I want to celebrate is one that I have known for the past ten years. I have observed her leading a lesson, working with children in small groups and one on one, and I have had the great pleasure of actually collaborating with her on lessons.
Miss Sylvia is one of those teachers that can teach at any grade level. She is a master at building relationships with students and creating a warm, encouraging learning environment. Students kn0w that Miss Sylvia cares about them, and as a result, they do their absolute best.
If I could give any teacher a "teacher of the year" award, I would give it to Miss Sylvia over and over again. Every student, should have a teacher just like Miss Sylvia every year.
About the author:
John David Anderson is the author of many books for young readers, including Sidekicked and The Dungeoneers. A dedicated root beer connoisseur and chocolate fiend, he lives with his wife, two kids, and perpetually whiny cat in Indianapolis, Indiana. You can visit him online at www.johndavidanderson.org.
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