"Twas the Teachers' Night Before Christmas



'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
L-O-O-O-O-O-NG HOLIDAY!!!


I am officially on Christmas Break! Yahoooo!

*Day 22 of 31 Days of Blogging

Comments

  1. I love this!!!!! My school finished onTuesday, it was such a relief to get away from the wonderful chaos and overexcited children. x

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hahahah - Oh wow. Thanks for the laughs Kathy and enjoy your own LOOOONGGGG Holiday!

    ReplyDelete
  3. As a retired 2nd grade teacher, I can TOTALLY relate to this!!!! Thanks for sharing! (lynnstck[at]yahoo.com)

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

I love hearing your thoughts!

Popular Posts