the caretaker lost his broom did a cartwheel across the classroom the day the school was shut
the school PA charged the computer went on Dateline looking for a suitor the day the school was shut
the teachers began to sing skipping around in a great ring the day the school was shut
the cook threw the potato smash juggled the plates watched them crash the day the school was shut
the parents all began to scream ran out the doors looking for ice-cream the day the school was shut
the school nurse poured out lotion skidded across the floor causing a commotion the day the school was shut
the Head Teacher stroked his wig hopped on a table and did a jig the day the school was shut
This poem came about as I was inspired to do a poem about school’s shutting due to the Covid-19 lockdown. Then it snowed and I remembered the glorious snow days as a kid and the school getting shut and being able to play with friends in the snow.
Beauty is a warm summer’s day
Beauty is a baby’s first smile
Beauty is a kiss from a mother
Beauty is the symmetry of a square
Beauty is the taste of hot chocolate
Beauty is the laughter of children
Beauty is the red of a scented rose
Beauty is the heart of my love
I should explain a little bit about this poem. It was written to help teach a group of Year 3 about metaphor and provide a simple stylistic model for their own poem. It also can provide a stimulus for Philosophy4Children (another interest of mine).
When my son was little, he loved maths and was always asking questions about numbers. It reminded me of the joy you have counting up when you first learn to do it. This poem is about that joy with some humour thrown in.