A Dash of Expectation: Poems of the Classroom
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by Russell J. Fee
Description: These accessible poems take you into the classroom where you will find triumph and defeat; spirit and apathy; laughter and tears; pettiness and heroics, sometimes all in the same day.
eBook Publisher: SynergEbooks, 2009 SynergEbooks
eBookwise Release Date: April 2009
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [40 KB]
Reading time: 13-18 min.
"This is a must have for every teacher library! A funny yet poignant glimpse into the crazy, happy, sad, wonderful world of teaching... I laughed out loud."
~ Lori Kleinhanzl, Grade School Teacher
Braids and Bedheads
The boys charge into class en masse, tearing off the knit hats covering their uncombed, matted, spiked and tangled hair.
The girls? They march in braided, bowed, curled and carefully parted.
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Dissed by a Third Grader
His fist is shoved into his mouth, lips reaching over the knuckles.
I kneel down so that we are eye to eye and say, "Take your hand out of your mouth, please."
He just stares at me.
Again. Firmly this time.
"Take your hand out of your mouth."
Slowly he withdraws his middle finger until it is just past his upper lip. When suddenly, it snaps to attention; erect, motionless, a solitary digit pressed hard against the tip of his nose.
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