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My Friend is Sad

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 My Friend is Sad, elephant Gerald is down in the dumps. Piggie is determined to cheer him up by...

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 My Friend is Sad, elephant Gerald is down in the dumps. Piggie is determined to cheer him up by dressing as a cowboy, a clown, and even a robot! But what does it take to make a sad elephant happy? The answer will make even pessimistic elephants smile.

Hardcover - 64 pages - in English - $9.99
ISBN: 1423102975 (ISBN13: 9781423102977)
Published Mar 13, 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

My students need AR reading materials in our classroom. Students are in LOVE with the Piggie and Pigeon series and this would be a wonderful addition to our...

My students need AR reading materials in our classroom. Students are in LOVE with the Piggie and Pigeon series and this would be a wonderful addition to our classroom. The students are able to read these books independently and they get a sense of pride when they can finish it on their own and share the book with a friend. They can't wait to learn the new adventures Piggie and Elephant go on! Please consider providing this sense of pride to our young Learners!

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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