The Wheels on the Bus are Square
Education Under Fire
Riding this bus are the first graders of Room 212, their teacher, and an assortment of school-affiliated adults. As teaching and learning continue throughout another academic year, classes are accompanied by unusual lessons: from an egg-laying chicken, resident cockroaches, six-year-old childhood loose teeth, bathroom emergencies, attempted suicide, and even a boiler explosion. The ride is often hilarious, sometimes sad, and always true.
For insights into the real world of inner-city public school teaching, come ride beside the teacher. Notice the roles POVERTY plays in children’s education. And notice First Grade success in spite of it.
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ABOUT LISA GRAHM
Lisa Grahm is a retired First grade teacher with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a Master’s Degree in Urban Education. She lives in South Florida with her husband, two small rescue dogs, and a sleepy black cat. Writing about Life’s Events was always a favorite past time. This is Lisa’s first ever book.