My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Just finished this one today and I really enjoyed it. What won’t these boys do to give their favorite teacher a great last day? The story shifts between each boy’s perspective as we quickly learn what Ms. Bixby means to each of them. It is the perfect mix of adventure, silliness, joy, and sorrow, with a triple dose of boy humor. I would recommend this book for upper elementary and middle grade students.
After I read the book, I knew that I needed to share it with my students. It was my top choicde for the 5th Grade Boys Book Club I ran in the 2016/2017 school year. They really enjoyed it, finding that they could relate to the characters, Brand, Steve, and Topher. Then of course, there was the fact that we got to Skype with the author! It was such a fun way to connect with the John David Anderson. He was funny, relevant and able to captivate and inspire our students all at once. It is an experience we will never forget!
Check out John David Anderson’s website for a free teacher’s resource guide that is packed with lesson ideas for Ms. Bixby’s Last Day.
Preview Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson