It's almost here!!!!

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  1. 1st-yr-teacher

    1st-yr-teacher Comrade

    Jun 3, 2006
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    Dec 11, 2009

    Christmas is just around the corner and I know that my students have been excited. I love this poem. It made me smile.


    '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.

    When out of the teacher's lounge
    With "holiday shirts"
    And "jingle bell jewels,"
    The teachers looked festive

    Enforcing the rules.

    Suddenly, from down the hallway
    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 lessons 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

    Debbie Dillon
  3. ecsmom

    ecsmom Habitué

    Jun 17, 2007
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    Dec 11, 2009

    Sounds right to me!
  4. lilmisses1014

    lilmisses1014 Comrade

    Nov 18, 2007
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    Dec 12, 2009

    Thanks for the laugh-- I needed that!!

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