tattle tail

mstevensonJune 6, 2008

My daughter teaches 3rd grade and she is wanting to hang a tattle tail in her classroom that she can tell the kids to talk to when they need to tattle. Does anyone have any ideas on how to make something? Thanks

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Why not simply tie a knot a couple of inches from the end of a 2 foot rope & fray it out to mimic something like a cow or lion tail?

    Bookmark   June 8, 2008 at 1:43PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I know what your daughter is going through - I teach, too. When I taught 2nd grade, I had a "tattle box": It was a shoe box covered in fun paper, with a hole in the top. The kids had to WRITE their tattle down and stick it in the box. At the end of the week, I would open the top, pull out some of the little pieces of paper and start to read them aloud. After 3 weeks of that, the kids got the idea - tattles weren't right and a few days later, were downright annoying (and sometimes sounded really funny and stupid).

But how about making an animal wall hanging from fabric? Something like a lion with a big mane and a long tail, that she could hang on her wall, that would be cute as well as functional.

Have fun with this one -


    Bookmark   June 25, 2008 at 10:05AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thanks Donna, That is a really good idea. She is doing her room in monkeys this year. So I may make a sock monkey with a pocket in it where they could put a note. Thanks for the idea.


    Bookmark   June 25, 2008 at 11:19AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Pleating help
Hello all. It's been a while since I asked a question...
Roll call please
Just wondering how many of us made the change to Houz. Would...
Singer toy sewing machine question
Hi, I have a Singer Sewhandy toy electric sewing machine...
Should I buy this old Singer?
... Can you tell me how I find when it was made? It's...
sewing machine tension set to 5
I had my sewing machine serviced recently because the...
Sponsored Products
Outdoor Lanterns. Heath Zenith 150 Degree Charleston Coach Motion Sensing Decora
$33.10 | Home Depot
Wag Doormat
Home Decorators Collection
Shires Equestrian 1680D Typhoon Turnout Rug Half Combo - 93VHC/220G-PURPLE-72
$179.99 | Hayneedle
AWLF series Pig Tail Power Cable
Super Bright LEDs
Silver Tails Pet Dental Replacement Head 58401 - 58401
$13.99 | Hayneedle
Vase D'Avril - Small - Tse & Tse
$204.00 | HORNE
Westinghouse Outdoor Lanterns. 1-Light Textured Black Cast Aluminum Exterior Wal
$34.52 | Home Depot
Non-Metallic Incandescent White One-Light Outdoor Wall Sconce with Clear Beveled
$93.06 | Bellacor
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™