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Teaser Tuesday Begins!


“Well Troops – we’ve done a circuit around the school and down the halls and it seems all is in order!   Let’s tell the Profs”


Greetings students……happy Tuesday……let’s get to it shall we?

We trust all of you made sure your Moms (or Dads or other caregivers) had a SPECIAL DAY on Sunday right?    We must always show our appreciation when someone in our lives makes sure we are OK – feeds us, makes sure we are healthy, gives us love (and treats and toys of course).

You forgot to say “changes your diaper once in a while” !

Well there are lots of things our Moms do for us………too many to name in fact.    They also make sure all of you students are at class on time on Tuesdays!  YAY!   Now let’s get started – first with the rules and badges then with the PHOTO of the DAY!

Hopefully you will be lucky enough to get one of these badges to add to your collection!   You know you want one (or more) – right?

I want to win a badge but I need to be able to SEE the Teaser photo – someone pulled the wool over my eyes!

Yes that could be a problem!    Just a minute – I’ll give you a quick trim…………………………..

“Snip…..snip….snip…..there you are!”

Now let’s get on with class shall we?    This week’s photo for Teaser is from our Graphics Department (who just celebrated Mother’s Day) so let’s see what they came up with shall we???????

OHHH!  Pretty village or town but WHERE IS IT??????   Your guess is what we need so start studying class!    Our Cheer Team will give you a push:

Man oh man that photo is rough!
And we thought last week’s was kind of tough!
You find some winners that’s for real
Now students it’s up to you – that’s the deal
Study and decide what town this is
You have to guess RIGHT and we mean “biz” !
You might win a badge and get a cheer from us
Otherwise you might ride in the back of the bus!
We know you can do it – you’ve done it before
Come back EVERY Tuesday for more, more, more!!

Thanks girls……………….you can go hit the hot tub in your locker room or pop on your Harleys for a cruise…………..we’ll see you tomorrow for the TELL ALL!


Professors – I know you don’t like mischief in the back of the classroom but that new student Gary is being VERY NAUGHTY!

Now Gary you know that stuff is in short supply these days so you really shouldn’t do that!    This is your only and last warning!

There’s always some kid in the back of class causing trouble!   CAN WE EAT NOW???????????  I’m not the only one either!

Alright everyone – to the cafeteria!   We’ll see you in class tomorrow for TELL ALL !

Hello Students!   We have a wonderful lineup of goodies in the cafeteria today – enjoy!

See you tomorrow Students!   GOOD LUCK!!   Your Professors


Teaser Tell All


TIME TO TELL ALL!!!!    How’s everything outside and inside Clowie and Team???

All is well Professors – LET THE FUN BEGIN!

Welcome back to class students………….so it seems that our Graphics Department scored this week with a rather tough-ish photo.    It’s about time.   We try to keep you all on your toes (or paws or claws as the case may be) but sometimes you guess the ones we thought would be tough RIGHT AWAY.

At any rate, I suppose you would all like to know who the FIRST COMMENTER was?    Guess what – there were (again) FOUR OF THEM.    Our Cheer Team had a miniature fit when I told them but as always, they came through for us with an appropriate CHEER honoring those four and will share that with you later.   In the meantime, let’s celebrate our FIRSTIES!

I was here early and I commented – was I one of the four?  Was I?  Huh?  Was I?


Drumroll Please!

Sharon (Friends Furever), Csilla (Kolytyi), Timmy (Timmy Tomcat) and Janet (The Cat On My Head) 


WOO HOO FOR YOU HOO !   Each of you gets one of these to take home:

I was one of FOUR First Commenters on the Teaser of April 7, 2020! WOW!

THEN of course what we had to do was WAIT WAIT WAIT to see who would be our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER………………………….well……………………….we waited and waited some more…………………..and when we were finished we had dinner then waited a bit more………………then went to bed!     That’s right – NOBODY GOT THE TEASER this week!

WHAT?   WHAT?   You mean nobody got the Teaser this week?   WHY NOT!!!!

Well because nobody had a clue that’s why.    Here’s the photo:

It’s really a beautiful photo and an interesting landscape isn’t it?    This photo is of a rather incredible shoreline in a place called BARRED CREEK CLIFFS in Broome, Western Australia.    You can see for miles and miles can’t you.   Couldn’t walk the entire beach without either swimming around the area where the rocks are in the water and there’s no beach but it might be a nice refreshing dip after walking in the sand.    Anyway, we did have some good guesses – just none that figured this spot out.


Yes you’ve got that right!     However the upside is we’re handing out a boat load of “GREENIES” today – so if you guessed but were wrong you’re entitled to one – please copy it for your collection if you collect them!!

I guessed WRONG on the Teaser photo of April 7-2020 but at least I TRIED! I got this cool badge anyway….lucky me!

Cheer Team – you may have FOUR First Commenters but you have NO First Right Guesser so maybe they balance each other out?     Let’s see what kind of cheer you worked up for the crowd today…………..

We sure had a bumper crop of FIRSTIES
We think today’s cheer will make us thirsty!
So many names to work into the cheer
Our pub better have some nice cold beer!
We had FOUR early birds at the door
Good thing there weren’t any more!
Kudos to Sharon, Csilla, Janet and Timmy
What a crowd – Jumpin’ Jiminy!!
Don’t forget to take your badge
Or they’ll get tossed in the lost and found by Miss Madge!!


We admit it was a tough Teaser but they all can’t be easy peasy right?   A challenge is a good thing once in a while.   So take your GREENIE (or your badge if you were a FIRSTIE) and let’s go to the cafeteria to see what delightful things Miss Dingleberry has for lunch today.     Then you’re free to head home on your bus and we’ll see you NEXT Tuesday for more GEOGRAPHY FUN!!!!

Oh yes – before we forget – we have an EASTER PUZZLE for you if you’re into doing puzzles.    It’s at the end of today’s class post…………….our way of saying HAPPY EASTER STUDENTS!

Alright all you little Easter Buns – time to choose your lunch and enjoy!

Your Lunch Selections for Today:

Here’s your Easter Puzzle Challenge!!   The biggest challenge is you don’t have a photo to look at to know what the FINISHED puzzle looks like!    You have to put it together to find out the Easter Surprise!   



Let’s all sing!   “Here comes Peter Cottontail….hoppin’ down the bunny trail….hippity hoppity Easter’s on its’ way!!!

A special little extra – two adorable kids singing “He Arose” for an Easter concert!




Teaser Tell All Time


“All’s well on campus Professors!”

Isn’t it great we have a security patrol keeping an eye out for us!   

Now we need to divulge the details on how yesterday’s Teaser Tuesday turned out.    We were totally surprised that someone guessed the photo SHORTLY after we went live yesterday.  So much for trying to fool you all.    It just doesn’t happen often – someone is on the ball and knows just how to google photo details – things they see that stand out in our photos – and get the resolution to “WHERE WAS THIS PHOTO TAKEN??”………………..relatively quickly!

Well it sure as heck wasn’t me…..I was clueless as usual!

We’ begin today by letting you know who our FIRST COMMENTER was yesterday morning at 8:04AM when we went LIVE………………………..

Drumroll Please!


What?  Again?  Miss Sharon is always up super duper early isn’t she!   

Here’s your badge – concatulations!

I was the ONE AND ONLY First Commenter on the Teaser of March 10, 2020! YAY FOR ME!


It pays to be an early  bird on Tuesdays doesn’t it!     So here’s the photo we had yesterday for Teaser……………………we thought it was a goodie – turns out it was an EASY!

A rather cool downtown area isn’t it…………….this is Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.    What gave it away apparently were the twin towers………….I guess it was quite an engineering feat to build them so tall and that’s what people keyed on when they were doing searches yesterday.   BUT one person figured it out FIRST………..wanna know who??????

Drumroll Please!

Charles (Chuck) Huss at BADCATCHRIS  !! 

YAY FOR Chuck! He’s definitely NOT a FREQUENT FLYER so nice to see a NEW face!

And here’s your winner’s badge!

I was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on the Teaser of March 10, 2020 – thanks to my cats who demanded I feed them this morning I was AWAKE when Teaser went LIVE! WOO HOO!


There were other right guessers – MANY of them in fact – and each of you who were right but not FIRST get one of these to copy and show off on your blogs!

I guessed RIGHT on the Teaser of March 10, 2020 but I wasn’t FIRST…..I’ll keep trying though!

And if you guessed but were wrong – this is for you!

I tried to guess the Teaser on March 10, 2020 but I was WRONG…..next week might be my week to be right?!?!?!

ANOTHER EPIC FAILURE FOR ME….how many failures can a little baby handle anyway?? HUH??

Let’s see what the Cheer Team has to say about this week’s Teaser results shall we?

Kuala Lumpur is a place we don’t know
We wouldn’t have a chance for win, place OR show!
Our FIRST COMMENTER got here the SECOND we went live
She’s often very early and that’s no jive
When the bell rings at school she’s FAST on the draw….
Sharon from Friends Furever is as fast as we ever saw!
She’s First Commenter again and again
I can just see her at the computer with a great big grin!
Who was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER with all the luck?
Today’s FIRST RIGHT was our friend from BadCatChris, Chuck!
I think he was happy as he’s not a frequent firstie
Now this long cheer has made all of us quite thirsty!


ATTENTION!   The Cafeteria is NOW open!

LET’S EAT!!!!!!

OK class – neat line forms here and we’ll head off to the cafeteria…..well done in class today and we’ll see you next week for another Teaser – hopefully a TOUGH ONE…………we’re overdue for one of those.   

Off we march to the cafeteria!

Hello Students!  Time to stuff your face with food for lunch.   Your bus will be waiting to take you home after lunch and we’ll see you NEXT week as usual !   


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Teaser Tell All Time


Students!   You remembered where to come for class today!  BRAVO……..Clowie says we’re good to go so let’s start telling all.

I’m trying to control my excitement….but it’s not easy sometimes!

We are glad that you’re excited – we are too.    We love our new classroom and we are glad you all do too.

I need a booster seat for my desk chair – I’m a little SHORT!

We’ll make sure you have a high stool next week Edgar!

We’re glad all of you found the new classroom with out a lot of problems yesterday and that you took time to COMMENT before you sat down.    Want to know WHO was the very first student to COMMENT yesterday morning???????


I’d like to know too – I was here VERY early myself!

Our very FIRST COMMENTER yesterday was:

Drumroll Please!




OH BOY! I was FIRST COMMENTER on the Teaser of February 25, 2020 – I’m a “FREQUENT FIRSTIE” !!


So  yesterday’s Teaser was from our Graphics Department and it was really a pretty photo – we thought we just might fool everyone with this one but guess what – WE DID NOT!    Here’s the photo:

We asked you to tell us what city and state or country this photo was taken in – and the FIRST student to tell us it was taken in ZARAGOZA, SPAIN was:

Drumroll Please!


HIPPITY HIP HOORAY for Miss Jackie!!!

CONCATULATIONS Miss Jackie – you are also a FREQUENT FIRST RIGHT GUESSER in class……!   Here is your badge:

I was the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on the Teaser of February 25, 2020 – WOW – I am a force to be reckoned with!!!!

We had other right guessers yesterday too – and in fact our Security Director Clowie was ALMOST our First Right Guesser – she was hot on the trail but didn’t QUITE beat out Miss Jackie with the correct guess.     If you were also right but not first, we have a BADGE for that…………..please take one (you too CLOWIE!):

I was RIGHT with my guess on the Teaser of February 25, 2020 but I was NOT FIRST! Maybe next week?????

If you were WRONG with your guess…………….well by now you know that you don’t walk away empty-handed.   We have a badge for everyone who TRIED but were WRONG:

Gosh – I thought I was right but I was WRONG with my guess on the Teaser of February 25, 2020. At least I still get a cool badge to inspire me to do better next week! Boo Hoo!

Concatulations Students!


No worries – you can study hard this week and perhaps win something next week! 

I bet the Cheer Team will CHEER you all up and get you ready to pop off to lunch and then HOME for the rest of the day……………………..girls?   Take it away!

This week’s winners are familiar faces!
They recognize the photos taken in so many places!
Our First Commenter was Sharon – she’s an early riser
To be FIRST COMMENTER for her is not a “surpriser” !!!
Then we waited to see who would guess the Teaser location
Miss Jackie of course – the smartest in her nation!!
We’re proud of all who guessed cuz it’s sometimes rough
But Ding Dong School students are made of STRONG STUFF!!!!!!

Now – who’s UP for lunch?    I know we are.    Let’s go shall we???    You’re free to head home after lunch students.

Happy Tell All Tuesday Students…..we’re ready to tell all of you what’s on the menu today!

Dingleberry’s Delightful Menu:

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All aboard the MAGIC BUS……….we will see you next Tuesday for more TEASER fun!   

Your Professors

Teaser Tell All


“All secure Professors!   Classroom and grounds all clear!”

Thanks Clowie and company.    Now we can begin our TELL ALL class……………………first we want to say we sure as heck didn’t fool many of you yesterday with our Teaser photo.    We are giving away a boat load of RIGHT GUESSER badges today!

Oh yeah? WHO WHO WHO?

You sound like an owl…………..we’ll tell you WHO in a bit.  FIRST THINGS FIRST though.     Who was our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER yesterday?

Drumroll Please!

SHARON of Friends Furever !!!!! (a Frequent Flyer Firstie)


I was the one and only FIRST COMMENTER on the Teaser of February 18, 2020! I rock!

Concatulations Miss Sharon!   Yet another First Commenter badge for you!!!

Here’s the funny thing about yesterday’s Teaser…………….our Graphics Department Supervisor (who is also the only employee of the Graphics Department) had another photo picked out AND loaded up in the post for today BUTTTTTT at the last minute decided to change it.    Why?   Who knows what goes on in the brain of “you know who”.     Anyway, the photo we DID use was still a cool photo and I have to admit I was surprised it was as easy as it apparently was!     Wanna see the photo again?

Yep that’s it.   Looks like a grand building in Europe somewhere – maybe England – maybe Russia (several people guessed Russia)………………….but it’s NOT – it is the rather stately and beautiful Iowa State Capital Building in Des Moines, Iowa.     So many of you guessed this one correctly but only ONE of you (of course) was the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER………..WHO????

The Winner is……………….



CONCATULATIONS !!   Here’s your badge!

I was the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on the Teaser of February 18, 2020. YAY FOR ME!!!!

Then of course as we said earlier there were a whole pile of students who guessed the Teaser correctly after that………………………but each of you who did, get a RIGHT GUESSER badge (we had to have a special courier bring us a barrel of them from storage since we had so many getting it right this week!!!!).     Please take one of these:

Well I guessed the Teaser correctly on February 18, 2020 BUT I was not the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER! BOOOOOO!

Did you guess but were WRONG?????   You still get a Greenie (our affectionate name for LOSER BADGE!):

WHAAAA! I was WRONG with my guess on the Teaser of February 18, 2020. But I’ll try again NEXT week! YOUBETCHA!

Now I’m SURE our Cheer Team wants to do their thing so please sit still and be patient – lunch is right after Cheer Team cheers!

That Teaser was way too easy!
You sailed through bright and breezy!
Lots of RIGHT GUESSERS there were
Their names are just a big blur
Did you know her hair was blonde and curly???
Then Miss Mimi came on the scene
There were tons of Right Guessers all day long
Too many to put names in our cheer song!
Congrats to all you smarties…..
As pirates say “LET’S GO EAT ME HEARTIES!”


Ole’ students!   It’s MEXICAN day – are your tummies ready for this?   GOOD!

Today’s Food Fiesta:

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Don’t forget to chew a couple of these after lunch (or before!)

Students!  You might want to lower your windows on the ride home – even though it’s chilly outside – you know what Mexican food does for some of you and we don’t want an AIR QUALITY EVENT in this enclosed space!    SEE YOU NEXT TUESDAY FOR MORE TEASER FUN!

Your Professors, Angel Sammy and Teddy

Teaser Tell All


Hello class!   Glad to see you this morning.   

I know you are curious to hear how things turned out with the Teaser photo from yesterday.    We have award badges for the winners and boxes of kleenex for all the tears from the losers.

We’re all ready to hear the scoop Professors!

Good – I’m glad you’re excited.    We actually had TWO First Commenters yesterday morning when we went live at 7:40AM EST………………….both of them are “Frequent Flyers” when it comes to being early birds and sneaking in to ring the school bell FIRST when we open the doors.     WHO ARE THEY?

Drumroll Please!



I was one of TWO First Commenters on the Teaser post of February 4, 2020! YAY FOR US !!

I was here early but I forgot to comment!!!!

Well you know what they say………………”YOU CRUISE – YOU LOSE”………….maybe we should post a sign on the front door to the school on Tuesdays saying “DON’T FORGET TO COMMENT WHEN YOU GET HERE!!”…………….

Anyway, it wasn’t too long after we had our first commenters that we had our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER…………………..here’s the photo we showed all of you yesterday:

A mighty pretty photograph I might say……………and our Graphics Department found this one on a real estate site actually………………………..WHERE was the photo taken?   From a bird?   From a plane?   From a balloon?   From a drone?    Well we don’t know that but we know that it’s a photo of JOHN ISLAND with the town of CHARLESTON, South Carolina, USA in the distance!

WHO GUESSED IT FIRST??????????????

Drumroll Please!

TIMMY TOMCAT (a double winner today!)

The crowd is cheering for you Timmy!!!!   Here’s your badge!

I was the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER of the Teaser photo of February 4, 2020. I am PAWSOME!!!

As of the time we got our lesson plan done for class today we only had one student other than Timmy who got this one right BUT if you sneaked in and guessed correctly AFTER Timmy did – please feel free to take one of these runner-up badges too!

I was RIGHT with my guess on the Teaser photo of February 4, 2020 but I was NOT first…..oh well….next week maybe?????

AND of course anyone who guessed but made an INCORRECT guess – you get a reward for TRYING………………………………one of these:

I was wrong with my guess on the Teaser of February 4, 2020 but I TRIED and that’s what’s important!!!!

So there you have it – another successful Teaser class………………..!     If you have a photo you’d like us to use for a Tuesday Teaser one day, email it to us along with details of where the photo was taken and we will let you know when we will be using it to TEST OUR STUDENTS!

Mom and I will go through our photos and find one that will fool EVERYBODY!

It’s a lot of fun when it’s YOUR photo to see the guesses coming in……………….!

Now – let’s see what our Cheer Team has to say about today’s Teaser results shall we??????

Hey Ho Whaddaya know
We had winners on the Teaser show!
Early birds this week we had TWO quickies
Sharon and Timmy both were fast and tricky!
But Timmy’s luck wasn’t over yet
A second badge he was about to get!
Our First Right Guesser was Timmy all over
We guess he found a four-leaf clover!
Congrats to all you’re such smarty pants
Now to heck with class let’s get up and dance!!!!!!

Now what a minute girls – no dancing during class time.    You can dance on the way out to the buses after lunch if you like……………………

Well done class!   Let’s go get some lunch shall we??

Glad to see you students and Professors…….enjoy your lunch today!

Today’s Munchy Menu:

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We’ll look forward to seeing you in class next Tuesday!   

Your Professors


Tuesday Teaser Class Is In Session!


“OK Team!  Let’s head into school to let the Professors know all is well on the school grounds!!”

Happy Tuesday Students!  HAVE YOU COMMENTED yet???

Clowie and her team did a perimeter search for introoooders and found none so we are good to go for class today……………we have a Teaser photo courtesy of our overworked and underpaid Graphics Department and we’re hoping that they took into consideration that the last two have been somewhat TOUGH-ISH!    We’ll find out shortly.

Well it’s time we had an EASIER Teaser anyway!

We’ll see how things turn out today……………..anyway, let’s review the rules then get down to business shall we?

And here are the badges up for grabs with today’s Teaser guessing………………….you know you want one (or two!):

I’m a new student but I REALLY wanna win a badge this week to start my collection!

Let’s go ahead and get our Security Guard in to bring the photo he’s been guarding from prying eyes ever since Graphics Department found a photo for us shall we???????


Here’s today’s photo Professors!


OK gang – check out this pretty aerial photo of WHAT city??   Where?    HMM?????    Give it your bestest shot.   We’ll see how things turn out tomorrow when we have our TELL ALL class and hand out badges.

I’m trying to control my excitement….but it’s not easy sometimes!

Speaking of excitement – I bet the Cheer Team can get your hearts pumping if nothing else does it – I see some sleepy faces out in the classroom and the Cheer Team knows how to SHAKE IT UP – Girls?  You’re ON!!

No winter gear on cuz it’s a pretty nice day
We’ll just enjoy the weather before it goes away
You students better study the Teaser photo well
Cuz if you guess wrong you might wind up in (&#!!) (note: edited by the censor)
Do your best is what we always say
If you blow it this week there’s always next Tuesday
So make a guess if you’ve got a hunch
Then put down your pencils and go to lunch!

Thanks Ladies……………..good job……..nice to know the censor is at work since some of your cheers are occasionally questionable!!

Even with a censor the cheer chicks are groovy!

Well let’s just say that if you want to stay here in the classroom to work on your guess on today’s Teaser photo – that’s fine………..but anyone else who needs a little food reinforcement before they tackle the Teaser, follow us to the cafeteria!!

Hello students!   Step right up to the cafeteria line and make your choices for lunch today – we have your favorites available!

Today’s Yummy Menu:

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Good luck students – we’ll see you in class tomorrow at the usual time!!!

Professors Angel Sammy and Teddy