My School Fun Book
was created especially for
John Michael Trout
With Love From
"Hello, hello, hello, John. My name is Coco and I am the Clown with red hair and a very, very wide smile. I will try to guess your age and where you live. I guess you are 5 years old and you live in Springfield, Massachusetts. Oh my, John. I am so good at guessing, I should be in the circus!"
"John, I want to stay and play with you. Would you like to ask Sharon and Matt to come and play?
"Please take me with you to St. Matthew's School, John. You, Sharon and Matt will each sit at your own desk. I will have my own desk too. We will listen carefully to what the teacher, Ms. Templeton, is telling us. One more thing I must tell you, John, don't chew on your pencil!"
Ms. Templeton asked the children to repeat after her:
P, Q, R, S
"Oh, this game looks new to me," said John. "I am only 5 years old. Will you help me?"
"What a great time we have had today at school," said Coco. "Now it is time to go home. There we will run and jump and play outdoor games. It is good to get exercise every day, John. It is not good to stay indoors and watch TV too much. Exercise keeps us healthy."
"Watch me brush my teeth, John," said Coco the Clown. "It is easier to brush your teeth when you have a big smile on your face. John, make a big smile in front of your bathroom mirror every day. It will start your day right and make everybody else happy too."
"Oh-oh, raindrops!" moaned Coco the Clown. "I have on my long, yellow coat and my wide, floppy shoes and I will stay dry. I must be careful at the bus stop with no pushing or shoving other boys and girls. Remember this, John, and remind Sharon and Matt too."
"The sign reads, 'SCHOOL BUS'. Use a pencil, John, and follow the dots to draw the school bus. Start with number 1. If you turn the page you can see what comes after number 1."
"Please ask Sharon and Matt to read these numbers from 1 to 20. John, can you make up rhymes to learn your numbers? I'll start," said Coco the Clown.
"A birthday cake without any candles!" cried Coco the Clown. "John, please draw candles on my birthday cake. Ask Sharon and Matt to help you."
"John, you are very smart. Are you ready for another guessing game?" squealed Coco the Clown. "When I call out the name of a food, you guess what color it is. John, you point to the same color shown in the little square drawings. READY? GET SET! GO!"
APPLES GRAPES CHOCOLATE RAISINS
"On page 30, you can see 4 shapes, John. A circle, a triangle, a rectangle, and a square.
"John, color the pictures. Next, draw a line to connect one shape to another shape that looks just like it. Draw a line from the yellow square to the other square. Keep on drawing and making connecting lines, and soon your work will be done."
"Well," said Coco the Clown. "It's time for me to go. I shall miss you, John. I will take this very special book to remind me of you."
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