The Gingsville Principal
Once upon a time there
lived a principal that didn’t like trash! He lived in a town called
Gingsville. This is the story of how the town learned a lesson in
respect. The principal lived at the edge of town. His house was on
top of the mountain. Everyday he would hike down from the mountain
to get to school and he couldn’t help noticing the trash everywhere.
It was hanging from the trees. There was so much trash he couldn’t
even see the grass. He became more and more disappointed in the
townspeople. When he reached his school he would climb to the roof
and yell “THESE PEOPLE ARE GINGSVILLE ARE NASTY!!!”
The principal was getting tired of
cleaning up after the townspeople. Month after month on his way to
school he saw more and more trash. Each day he would have to stuff
more garbage cans. The more cans he stuffed the more trash he found.
He was getting madder and madder by the minute because he saw more
and more trash! He said these people of Gingsville are disgusting!
One day he had a huge
temper and his face got red! He couldn’t take all the garbage. He
was so tried of cleaning up garbage. He sat down to rest by the
millions and millions of trash cans behind the school. The stink was
so awful. He called Mother Nature. “Mother Nature, Mother Nature why
are you doing this to me? Can you give me the power to give back all
this garbage?” Mother Nature gave him the power while he had fainted
from the stink of all that garbage. When he woke up he realized he
now had the power over garbage.
Little Miss Genesis was
riding her bike and throwing her candy wrappers on the ground. She
was unfortunate to be riding right past the principal. He said
“Garbage Garbage go back to where you’ve come from!’ As quick as the
candy wrappers hit the ground they flew right back to her and all
stuck all over her head.
At recess Mrs. Betty
Blush was drinking her carton of milk. When the bell rang she left
her carton of milk under the swing set. The carton of milk wiggled
and wiggled and flew back and landed on her shoe.
On the way to school a
little boy named Joshua was eating a chocolate bar and he threw it
to the ground. As he was taking his math test that candy wrapper
came flying back to him and stuck to his shirt.
Everybody in the town of
Gingsville had garbage stuck to them. One little girl was as messy
as a dump and couldn’t even fit into her classroom. All anyone could
see of little Lisa was her hands and her little chubby feet. Lisa
was so upset she shouted “someone help me.” But no one could hear
her through all of the garbage.
Joshua was going for a
walk and heard the principal chanting magical words. GARBAGE,
GARBAGE NASTY AS EVER I DON’T WANT GARBAGE ON MY WORLD EVER! Joshua
ran back to town yelling “Townspeople I know what has been happening
these past few days.” The people of Gingsville didn’t want to
believe that the principal would do such a thing. But they were so
desperate that they followed Joshua to the principal house. The
principal told them that they should be ashamed of what they have
done to the town. All the garbage that is stuck to you is what you
have littered our town with. The townspeople started shouting that
they were sorry. They begged the principal to help them get the
garbage off their bodies. The principal told them that the only way
to get rid of the garbage would be to go home and throw the garbage
in their trash cans and to never litter again. So the townspeople
rushed home to do just what the principal said.
The people of Gingsville
really did learn their lesson because it is the cleanest town in the
whole wide world.
New York State Learning Standards
English Language Arts
Standard 1: Students will read, write, listen and speak for
information and understanding.
Standard 2: Students will read, write, listen and speak for literary
response and expression.
Standard 4: Students will read, write, listen and speak for social
Standard 4: The student is an effective communicator through a
variety of appropriate technologies/media