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Poems About School

I Am the Teacher
Author Unknown

I will not yell in class.
I will not throw things.
I will not get mad.
I will always be good
Because I am the teacher ...
I am the teacher ...
I am the teacher.

And the Answer Is
By Carol Diggory Shields
Lunch Money and Other Poems About School

Teacher, please don't look at me
The answer is a mystery.
I'm staring into empty air,
I'm sliding underneath my chair.
I'm making myself very small,
I wish I wasn't here at all.
Teacher, teacher, pass me by,
Please pick on some other guy.

Teacher, teacher, call on me
I know the answer, can't you see?
This one's a wrap, a snap, a breeze.
Just look in my direction, please!
I'm almost bouncing off my chair.
I'm waiving both hands in the air.
Teacher, teacher, ask me first,
'Cause it you don't, I think I'll burst.

I Should Have Studied
By Bruce Lansky
If Pigs Could Fly ... and Other Deep Thoughts

I didn't study for the test
and now I'm feeling blue.
I copied off your paper
and I flunked it just like you.
I Should Have Studied. 2000 by Bruce Lansky. Reprinted from If Pigs Could Flyand Other Deep Thoughts with the permission of Meadowbrook Press,

Two More Days to School
By Leslie Kimmelman

I'm finally going to school this year,
and now the big day's almost here.
I'll learn to write and count and read--
Only two more days till school.

I got new pants and shirts and socks,
a brand-new red-and-blue lunch box;
I'll paint and sing and dance and play--
Only one more day fill school.

My hair is washed, my sneakers squeak,
I'm so excited, I can hardly speak!
New things to do, new friends to meet--
Hooray! It's the first day of school!|

Children Learn What They Live
By Dorothy Law Nolte

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.

Students Like You
By Joanna Fuchs
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With students like you, teaching is easy
I look forward to each day;
Your wondering minds keep me on my toes;
You make teaching more like play.

Students like you make teaching rewarding;
When I go home, Im content;
You pay attention, you learn -- giving me
A sense of accomplishment.

Thank you for being the way you are,
For making my job so much fun.
Ill remember how good you made me feel,
Even when my teaching is done.
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