This story is a great way to start off the school year! It teaches a lesson about gossiping from an admired teacher in the story in a brilliant way! The story is also a great opportunity to discuss traits of characters, and how character traits can change as a story changes. You can use this for gossip, traits, or both! The activity at the end of this lesson brings the book to life by bringing the pillowcase of the story in to the classroom. Enjoy!