Thursday, December 15, 2011



`Twas the days before Christmas,
And all through the school,
The teachers were trying
To just keep their cool.

The hallways were hung
With Christmas art
(Some made in November
to get a head start!)

The children were bouncing
Off ceilings and walls,
And seemed to forget
How to walk in the halls.

With "holiday shirts"
And "jingle bell jewels,"
The teachers looked festive
Enforcing the rules.

When out of the teacher's lounge
There came such a chatter,
The principal went in
To see what was the matter.

The teachers were hiding
And trying to refuel,
On coffee and cookies
And treats from the Yule.

When what to their wondering
Ears do they hear,
But the ringing of school bells
It's the children they fear!

More rapid than reindeer
The little ones came,
And the teachers all shouted
And called them by name;

Walk, Vincent! Walk, Tanner!
Walk, Tyler and Sammy!
Sit, Jamie! Sit, Laura!
Sit, Tara and Tammy!

To your desks in the room!
To your spots in the line!
Now walk to them! Walk to them!
No running this time!

So straight to their places
The children all went.
With fear of detention
Where they could be sent.

With manuals of lessons
Cradled in arms,
The teachers began
To use all their charms.

But the lesson presented
All fell on deaf ears.
The children were thinking
Of Santa's reindeer!

With a toss of their hands
They put manuals aside,
Went straight to the cupboards
Where videos hide.

And laying their finger
On the TV remote
They sat back to write
Their last Christmas note.

But you could hear them exclaim
At the end of the day~
Have a wonderful, happy and
L-O-O-O-O-O-NG HOLIDAY!


I got this poem from a co-worker today and I know we are all feeling this way! Just one more day for me-Polar Express Day tomorrow! Then I'm off until the New Year! Hope your last few days with your kids are festive! 

6 comments:

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  2. That pretty much summarizes my entire day! lol One more day... I can do it!

    First Grade Delight
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  3. Yes you most certainly can! You can make it only one more day! Have your little elves to lots of chores around the room to prepare for the New Year!

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  4. Have an arctic BLAST tomorrow!!!!
    Thanks for your sweet comments...I will always grit my teeth and think of you when I say, Dot Dot Not A LOT!

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  5. Good idea to have the "little elves" do chores around the classroom. My teamie across the hall did that yesterday and several of her students really spiffed up the place. Hopefully I can do that today. I hope your last day is marvelous! :)

    Melly<><

    Stapler’s Strategies for Sizzlin' Second Graders!

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