Sherman is the class pet in Ms. Godfrey's room. He is a gerbil. He was brought to class by Ms. Godfrey on November 10th, 2014, and was named after William Tecumseh Sherman, after a vote.


"And a 4-year lifespan. Shut up kid."


  • Nate Wright wanted him to be called "Shaq" at first.
  • He "talks" through thought bubbles, like Garfield and Snoopy. He is also the only animal in the series to communicate, but no one understands him because he doesn't actually speak.
  • Once, Gina brought in a troll so Sherman would have a buddy. Sherman found it very humiliating, and Nate later removed it, as he was on gerbil duty.
  • He has a cousin, Howard the lab rat.
  • Nate once did not complete his homework, so he tried to get Sherman to shred it. Sherman shredded it, but Nate was caught.
  • Nate plays Go-Fish with him.
  • Once, Mr. Rosa would not allow Nate to paint a picture of a dog for art, as the school would not buy a dog just for art class, so Nate just painted a picture of Sherman.