*from Classroom at the End of the Hall; Math Rashes, and Other Classroom Tales; and Mouth Moths, More Classroom Tales! (roll cursor across images)
Be careful anytime the teacher asks you to go outside and clapped chalk dust out of the erasers. That's when the Chalk-Dust Genie appears. He'll be bobbing up and down right in the dust cloud you create. He might seem helpful and grant you three wishes. But watch what you wish for! This genie has a few tricks under his turban. top
The Messy-Desk Pest makes himself a guest in any desk that is messed. And oh, how miserable he can make the schoolday for any student's desk in which he lives.So you've been warned! Once a class has cleaned out their desks, the pest leaves and heads for the next classroom with messy desks. It could be yours! top
Here's the song Messy Desk Pest (Video)! Listen and Watch
Dilly and Dally are doodles who will do all your schoolwork for you. The whole kit and caboodle. Trouble is, they don't know when to stop! top
Ticonderoga 2, also known as Ti-2, is a six-sided, banana-yellow character who roams around classrooms looking for lost pencils. What he finds, he grinds! So what does Ti-2 do with the pencil shavings he makes? He loads them in his sack and takes them to the great chefs of Pennsylvania. That's where they cook the fabulous Pennsylvanian cuisine. Ever tried pencil-shaving pizza? Pencil-shaving pasta? Deeeeelicious! top
Here's the song Ticonderoga 2 (video)! Listen and watch
Mary's Little Lamb:
It followed her to school one day, school one day, school, day! And that certainly was against the rules. But Mary hadn't the slightest idea where that pesky Little Lamb came from. top
Miss Tra-la-la, the new art teacher,
has a surprise for the class as soon she takes off her wraps.
Anyone who hates to draw,
for some reason enjoys drawing her.
You should see her family and pet dog!
They're all from the sticks. top
Here's the song Miss Tra-la-la (video)! Listen and watch
Every student in every school has a Fairy Godteacher.
Search your library or classroom and you may find yours.
Do you think you might be the ugliest creature at your classroom Halloween party? Not if the Other Witch drops by for a visit. She's "est"-- the creepiest, scariest, sneakiest, and ugliest. top
Wouldn't it be nice to have a Bug-In-Your-Ear? Some tiny thing that would whisper answers to you whenever you needed them in class. That sure would stop your need from copying off a neighbor's paper. But not so fast! Relying on others too much has its consequences. top
Moe, The Test Tester:
The Underground Iowa Testing Site is looking for agents to tests test and examine exams during Test Week at your school. If you're one of those students who question tests instead of letting test questions you, Colonel Cram from ITS could use your assistance alongside Agents Eeny, Meeny, Miny, and Moe. top
Can't stay seated? Being able to tame the Old Gray Chair might help you. Some of the best chair riders in the West, such as Wild Bill Keester, have been thrown by this chair during the great Chair Rodeos. top
Are you itching to tattle-tale, snitch, or squeal about something in your classroom. Burp might help you to mind your own business. top
Don't be discouraged if you're a poor reader. All it takes is a spark to set you off and begin reading like a pro. That spark might be finding the Purple Reader on a shelf in your classroom reading corner. top
Keep your hands to yourself! Don't touch! Hands off! Do you love feeling things in your classroom that you're forbidden to touch? Well, finding the Rainbow Glove in the lost and found box could cure you of that. top
When Subdude gets The Call at his substation on Sub Isle, he submerges in his submarine and sails to the nearest subway stop and takes the subway out to the suburbs prepared to teach any subject to his subjects from subtraction to subatomic particles. top
"Today we won't do things your teacher's way. We'll do them the sub way!
Warning to teachers! What can happen to your class if you assign too much mathwork during the school day? Your students could break out in Math Rashes -itchy, red blemishes in the shape of math symbols! If this happens there's only one cure. You should assign your class to go outside at once and play!
Here's the song Math Rashes (video)! Listen and watch
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