Wayside School Is Falling Down (Wayside School)
"Watch closely," said Mrs. Jewls. "You can learn much faster using a computer instead of paper and pencil." Then she pushed the new computer out the window The children all watched it fall thirty floors and smash against the sidewalk. "See?" said Mrs. Jewls. "That's gravity! I've been trying to teach you about gravity, but the com...more
2. In this wacky school, where the students in Mrs. Jewls's class must climb 30 flights of stairs to get to their classroom, all kinds of things are always happening whether its Benjamin (whose just moved here from Magadomia!) who pretends that his name is really Mark Miller so that he doesn't upset his new teacher Mrs. Jewls's, or students taking up the whole lesson talking about socks, or Dana whose not quite sure whether or not she likes humans or not, even though she is one! These...more
Continuing with the Wayside Series, what’s interesting with the second book is that, while the majority of chapters are still character sketches, there is more overlap and continuation of conflicts among the chapters. (The same is true for the third book as well).
Students that liked the first book will undoubtedly like the second and third books as well (however, usually disappointments about with the fourth book)....more
Wayside School is a weird school full of weird kids & teachers that has 30 stories & is missing the 19th floor. This book talks about a teacher named Mrs.Jewels & her class which contains 29 kids. Each chapter talks about each kid in her class.
When I read this book, I thought wow, this book is really weird. It talks about Mrs.Jewels throwing a computer down the window to show her students how gravity is like. If it was the real world, she would've gotten in trouble. It talks about th...more
As with Sideways Stories from Wayside School, each chapte...more
Reading Level: 3.9
Show-and-tell presentations Fiction.
Illustrator: McCauley, Adam
Notes: Originally published: New York : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1989.;Sequel to: Sideways Stories from Wayside School. More humorous episodes from the classroom on the thirtieth floor of Wayside School, where students learn to tango, face the cafeteria's dreaded mushroom surprise, and study a hobo during show-and-tell.
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Title: Wayside School is Falling Down
Author: Louis Sachar
Publisher: Harper Collins Year: 1989
# of pages: 179 Genre: Comedy
Reading level: 9-12 Interest level: fifth grade- seventh grade
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General response/reaction: It kept my interest. It’s a funny book, full of odd occurrences. It is a good book for a lower level reader. It is a very comical book with funny characters an...more
I noticed Glee used one of the same jokes. I watching the show (Season three, Episode two) and heard the joke, "What is the capitol of Ohio?" "O." Then later that same day I read the same joke in the book (which is at least twenty years older than the TV show, of course.) LOL
Anyway, definitely recommend this, but it is second in the series, so read the first one first.
Amber: I liked the two stories about socks and potatoes. My favorite story was "Wayside School is Falling Down" because the building gets filled with cows. I liked Mrs. Jewls best. And I liked when the students sang "Wayside school is falling down."
Kids go splat as they hit the ground ...
Broken bones and blood and gore ...
We don't have no school no more ...
My fair lady
Wayside school is Falling down perfectly captures the absurd and comedic sensibilities of elementary school children. It is at times darkly funny and subversively critical of conformity and the school system. My 7-year-old and I caught a bad case of the giggles while reading it.
And golly I loved Benjamin Nushmutt. As a kid, I often fantasized about changing my name to something not oddball among my peers. I was sure life would be perfect if I could be Lisa or...more
I would have the wayside school books in my library classroom and suggest them to any student but especially students who don't care...more
Does anyone else remember that heavenly smell of newsprint in school when you fill out your order form for your book club? And your moms neatly signed check in your chubby fist, paper clipped to your book mark sized list ready to turn in. *batts eyes* And the excitement when you see piles and piles of books rubber banded together knowing your about to get your hands on your own stack. Sorry, got lost in a moment.
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Wayside school is falling down my fair lady.
Kids go splat as they hit the ground, hit the ground, hit the ground,
Kids go splat as the hit the ground my fair lady
Broken bones and blood and gore, blood and gore, blood and gore,
Broken bones and blood and gore my fair lady.
We don't have to go to school no more, school no more, school no more,
We don't have to go to school no more my fair lady.”