The Teacher's Show

by Bruce Lansky

I have an important announcement.
I want everybody to know:
on Monday all classes are cancelled.
The teachers will put on a show.

___________________ will be juggling meatballs.
[Teacher’s name]
___________________ will dance with a bear.
[Teacher’s name]
___________________ and ____________________ will yodel.
[Teacher’s name]thrjthhtththet [Teacher’s name]
___________________ will tear out _____________ hair.
[Teacher’s name] thrjthththethjkhkjtkt [his or her]
___________________ is quite entertaining.
[Teacher’s name]
___________________ does something you’ve never seen.
[He or She]
If you want a bad case of measles,
___________________ paint them on red, white, and green.
[He’ll or She’ll]
___________________ is also performing.
[Principal’s name]
___________________ come up with something quite new.
[He’s or She’s]
___________________ doing ________________ act in the kitchen.
[He’s or She’s]thrjthhgnhggfttht [his or her]
___________________ dumping the cook in the stew.
[He’s or She’s]

Your parents are certainly welcome,
but make sure to tell them the rule:
If any of them arrive tardy,
they’ll have to be kept after school.

I know that our show is exciting.
I wish that you all could be here.
But school will be closed for vacation.
I can’t wait to see you next year.


Text © Bruce Lansky, reprinted from No More Homework!
No More Tests!
published by Meadowbrook Press. Illustration
© Stephen Carpenter. Any copying or use of this poem or
illustration without consent is unlawful.

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