'Watch closely, said Mrs Jewls. 'You can learn much faster using a computer instead of paper and pencil. Then she pushed the computer out of the window. The children all watched it fall thirty floors. 'See? said Mrs Jewls. 'Thats gravity . . .Thats the way things happen at Wayside School. There are twenty-nine kids in Mrs Jewls class and this book is about all of them: there is Todd, who is in trouble every day, until he gets a magic dog; Paul, whose life is saved by Leslies pigtails; Ron, who dares to try the cafeterias mushroom surprise; and all the others who help turn a day at Wayside School into one madcap adventure after another.