Teachers and parents tell kids to listen to them carefully, but they are the ones who don’t listen carefully to kids.
Miss Jellaby took her class to the jungle one day since it was their Nature Study Day.
There were 12 kids in her class, and they lined up two by two to walk through the jungle following their teacher.
Miss Jellaby told the kids that they were safe as long as they stayed on the path and listened to her carefully.
Also she told them to tell her when they found something exciting.
But when a boy called on his teacher, Miss Jellaby wasn’t listening. At all.
Then, horribly enough, the kids got gobbled up by an enormous serpent!
Read this book if you want to find out what the teacher did to save them,
and to know the lesson it tells.
Well…., you won’t guess it!
And I love this chant.
Teacher, teacher, I declare,
I see someone’s underwear.
Might be pink, might be blue,
Might be full of dynamite!