Adapted from the poem by Robert Pottle
in I’m Allergic to School, published by Meadowbrook Press.
Summary: A kindergarten class
puts on a concert.
Presentation Suggestions: Have the students read or perform the poem in front of the
class. Have the students act out the different lines while they read them.
Props: A necktie would make a
great prop. If this is not available, the poem can be performed without props.
Delivery: The lines of the poem need to be read with poetic rhythm.
For more information on poetic rhythm and how to perform poetry in classroom,
please read the Performing
Poetry section under the Teacher’s Resources.
kindergarten concert was an interesting show.
walked onto the stage and yelled,
have to go!”
was embarrassed, but she had nowhere to hide.
raised her dress to hide her face.
(Pretends to lift up her
mother almost died.
removed his tie and said,
Keith (while removing tie):
ugly, Dad. I hate it!”
picked his nose on stage.
(Picks his nose)
worse is that he ate it.
(Pretends to put
something in his mouth)
sang their song, and Wyatt burped, and then he did a dance.
(Pretends to burp, then
does a little dance)
fell while spinning ’round.
(Spins around, then falls
wet his pants.
music teacher at the end said,
I’m glad that’s done.”
kindergarten bowed and said,
sing another one!”
© 2006 by Robert
Pottle. Adapted from the poem in I'm
Allergic to School, published by Meadowbrook Press. This
classroom theater play version of “The Kindergarten Concert” is © 2008 by
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