I am really looking forward to going back to school.
As a Teacher I get to work in great company.
Soon this blog will be repopulated with creative
and lovely student work instead of my own.
As I was tidying up I found a poem
a student composed. Working with children is affirming
and that is one of the perks of teaching:
If Teacher was… by Jessica
If Teacher was a sound
she would be the sound of the sea,
because she is calm.
If she was a colour
she would be bright yellow
because she is very bright.
She is sunny weather.
She is fruit and veg
because she has it for lunch.
She is a gazelle
because she leaps for joy.
She is a red rose
because she is lovely.
Thank you Teacher.
No one had ever compared me to a gazelle before 😉
This poem was written using an idea
‘The Furniture Game from Sandy Brownjohn’s book,
‘Does It Have To Rhyme?’ (Hodder & Stoughton, 1980)
Here is a funny poem; ‘Prayer of a Teacher‘,
written by Stephanie W, another talented
student I was lucky enough to have in my class.
This one was written twenty one years ago.