YAY …. (she says before the summer starts)… I love this time of year, the promise of a day (maybe two if we are lucky) of sun, fun fairs (oh yes someone remind me to remortgage so i can pay for the tokens) beach ( darling…stop looking at that naked women …to child!! not hubby!!) the three seconds of joy when waking up and realising that you dont have to yell, beg, plead or bribe anyone to get ready for school, before hearing the calls of “I’m booooooored”.
One of the things I love best about this time of year is the writing of poems, as class mum (yes, when my daughter started school, I did think it would be the public spirited thing to do, and offered to be class mum….mistake…biggg mistake) I have the joy of buying teachers presents, once I have finished hearing from some mums about how much everyone should give, and the complaints about how much,not enough, having 25 kids in schools and going bankrupt, are finished I can settle down and write poems.
Uh, the joy of when the brain is in creative mode, when the words just flow, when you know what to say and don’t have to google “what rhymes with”even once.
Tonight was one of those nights, and here, lovely reader are the 3 poems I wrote this evening, one for the teachers, one for the bus drivers and one for the secretaries. Enjoy!
As another year passes
For a while no more classes
All your hard work we truly appreciate
There is just no way we can reciprocate
we know how much you invest in each child
Even when they are going completely wild
How you manage to stay calm
Every day You keep them from harm
Giving them the tools and education
Until the time comes for the summer vacation
The bell rings at the end of each day
As you smile and see our children on their way
We know you do not go home and relax
We understand how you work to the max
As a teacher you inspire a life long passion for learning
For knowledge you create a yearning
You have taken our children by their hand
Taught them gently, till they understand
You have started the journey on which our children will embark
Know that on their hearts you have left a mark.
Thank you is not suffice
Whether we say it once or twice.
At the start of the day, we wave goodbye
Knowing we do not have to frown or sigh
Whether it is sunny, or cold, or the snow is fluttering to the ground
Our children will arrive at school, safe and sound
Every morning as we hear the hoot
Telling our kids “hurry up…scoot”
On the bus drivers we know we can rely
Which means we don’t need to stress, or have a little cry
“it my turn in the front”
“I dropped my ball, can I go on the floor to hunt”
“ I want some music playing”
“Driver, they are being mean, can you hear what they are saying”
You always stay calm, and have a smile on your face
As you drop each child off in just the right place
So willing to help each one feel at ease
Even when they may not say thank you or please.
Please accept our token of appreciation
From all the parents at (SCHOOL NAME DELETED…BUT IT RHYMED!)
We hope you have some time to relax and unwind
And thanks again for being so kind
I feel sick, I fell and scratched my knee
I need these printed now, where is the cupboard key
The teacher sent me to give this to you
I’m really sorry but I’ve just blocked the loo
Every day you look after our school
I have to say I think you guys rule!
Somehow you always manage to keep your cool
All the children feeling better by sitting on the magic stool
Caring and kind, organised and efficient,
Just to say “thanks” really isn’t sufficient
The pressure each week to get the newsletter out
Before the phone rings and parents start to shout
My son came home without his coat… its cold its only May
My daughter forgot her lunch, can you give her yours just for today
We will be late in coming to school this morning
Sorry, but my darling was just yawning and yawning
I take my hat off to you
Its a talent to do the job that you do
As you close the office door for the last time on Wednesday
Do a happy dance, shout “OOOHHH YAY, OOOOHHH YAY”
Thank you so so much for everything you have done this year.