It's Not All Flowers and Sausages by Mrs. Mimi
My Adventures in Second Grade

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Meet Mrs. Mimi - she's the second grade teacher every kid should have. Hip and hiilarious, she brings us into her New York City classroom, with no hold barred. From the Great Pencil Crisis of 2003 to ill-fated field trips (lesson #1: don't trust a farm in Queens), Mrs. Mimi has seen it all. Based on her popular blog, It's Not All Flowers and Sausages shows us what it's like to commune with seven-year-olds for a living - pee jokes, annoying colleagues, and all. Join Mrs. Mimi in the teacher's lounge and in her classroom, as she wrangles the naughty kids, outsmarts the sneaky ones, and tries to get everyone to third grade in one piece.
 

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Mrs. Mimi is a second grade teacher at a public elementary school in New York City, where she has taught both first and second grades for the past six years. She graduated from Connecticut College in 2000, where she completed her teacher certification program, with a degree in Human Development. Mimi also holds a Master’s degree in sociology and education with a focus on educational policy from Teachers College, Columbia University. Currently, Mimi is a fourth-year doctoral student in the Curriculum and Instruction department at Teachers College.
 
Published September 1, 2009 by Kaplan Publishing. 256 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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In a breezy, irreverent, frequently sarcastic and hilarious account of teaching her “little friends” in a Harlem public elementary school, Mrs. Mimi (aka Jennifer Scoggin) thumbs her nose at the stereotypes and the testing-mad, regulation-heavy supervisors who keep her from doing what she does be...

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