There’s a Pig in my Class! by Johanna Thydell

Schema: pig stories, animals in school

Text-to-Self Connection: wanting a classroom pet

Idioms: “You’ve made a pig out of yourself” takes a whole new meaning in this story as the pig does get his clothes wet in the school bathroom.

Summary: List the ways the kids get the pig into the school without the teacher knowing it.

What would it be like to be a lonely pig just sitting in your pen so near a school and kids to play with that it’s just taunting you? Pig digs his way out and is welcomed to the playground by Honey Hair who knows exactly what to do. This is one of those great read alouds that kids from grades K-3 will truly enjoy. The illustrations support the text making this a fun read aloud or a short story for intermediate readings to enjoy.


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