You Gotta See This: Kindergarteners Act Out ‘Miss Nelson Is Missing’

Well this is just downright adorable. Kindergarten students (and their teacher) made this video of them reading the book ‘Miss Nelson Is Missing’ and I love it. I think it officially just made my week and weekend.

Kudos to Mr. Avina, a teacher at LAUSD’s Olympic Primary Center, and his class for the hard work put into making this video, getting all the students to actually sit still in front of a camera and pay attention, and for sharing the hard work with everyone. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Judging by the YouTube comments, this video is quickly becoming a bit of a viral hit among younger students and their classrooms. Enjoy!


  1. artavina

    April 26, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Thank you for sharing! Check out how the video is making an impact in another school. Good stuff…

  2. Liz

    April 27, 2013 at 2:59 am

    Fantastic, I teach in Taiwan and wow you made me smile and cry and just enjoy what we as early childhood teachers do and deal with daily so much love and so many stepping stones to get over together. Well done!!

  3. Mr. Flinn

    April 28, 2013 at 7:52 am

    I teach Kindergarten and make a lot of videos with my class. I appreciate this video because I know how much editing had to take place. You used a lot of footage. Job well done! I bet those kids will never forget that story and wonderful way to establish what is positive behavior:) Here is our class blog with our videos.

    • artavina

      April 29, 2013 at 9:17 pm

      Thank you Mr. Flynn! I’m fairly new to using video and tech in the classroom, so your page a a good resource. Thanks!