Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key - Handful and Go Fish Summary & Analysis

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Handful and Go Fish Summary

In "Handful", the teachers and Ms. Pigza have a meeting before the first day of school to determine what to do about Joey. Joey thinks that it is unfair that everyone believes he is a handful and notes all the good things he does, such as rolling up car windows when it rains, killing classroom spiders, helping unload supplies, and other duties. Ms. Pigza believes Joey can start anew, and learn to behave better once he is medicated. Ms. Maxy watches him closely the first day and although he acts normally during the morning, while his medication is working, it is clear his medication has worn off by afternoon. Ms. Maxy explains to Joey the rules, which include not fidgeting, not touching others, not making noise, and other behavioral rules. She tapes them to his desk, but the next day, Joey...

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