Thursday, August 11, 2011

Back To School Poem

I found the cutest poem at It's perfect for back to school. I was thinking to use a Venn Diagram with students and comparing and contrasting real school and the poet's dream school as a cute first day activity with my 3rd graders! Any other ideas or suggestions are welcome!

Welcome Back To School
By Kenn Nesbitt

“Dear students, the summer has ended. 
The school year at last has begun.
But this year is totally different.
I promise we’ll only have fun.

“We won’t study any mathematics,
and recess will last all day long.
Instead of the Pledge of Allegiance,
we’ll belt out a rock ’n’ roll song.

“We’ll only play games in the classroom.
You’re welcome to bring in your toys.
It’s okay to run in the hallways.
It’s great if you make lots of noise.

“For homework, you’ll play your Nintendo.
You’ll have to watch lots of TV.
For field trips we’ll go to the movies
and get lots of candy for free.

“The lunchroom will only serve chocolate
and Triple-Fudge Sundaes Supreme.”
Yes, that’s what I heard from my teacher
before I woke up from my dream.
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