American flag, radio,
crayons, colored pencils,
Desk organizer, pencil cases
Reading log, writing log, math log, science log
Secret Garden, Walk Two Moons, Hunger Games.
The series is in order.
World map, calendar,
newspaper cut outs,
off the wall
out of the corner of her eye,
Table 4 chitter chatters.
Jansport, Jansport, Jansport,
Skullcandy makes backpacks?
The Statue of Liberty, The White House, The Boston Tea Party
And the home of Thomas Jefferson?
Scholastic News for Kids.
Take a break.
Games manager, lunch helper.
And who’s the TA?
Sawyer and Hunter, at it again,
Can’t concentrate and pause the talking.
Flowers, potting soil, old hose.
April showers bring May plant-your-own-flowers.
Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas,
And Indians in a box.
Computers, keyboards, headphones,
But iPads get some love.
White board, Promethean board,
Yet we can’t use either one.
Budget cuts and teacher layoffs
Increase in class size.
Wanted and welcome: fancy gadgets.
What’s wrong with that picture?
Converse, Vans, Keds,
String, string, string.
Why can’t these girls leave
Leave cat’s cradle and friendship bracelets alone?
Office Depot pens, Ticonderoga wooden pencils.
Fractions, ratios, percents, proportions.
“I don’t get it.”
“What do I do here?”
They never read.
Eyeglasses, hairclips, water bottles – empty and full.
Recycle bins, trashcans,
lunch bin, Paper bin, book bin,
fire extinguisher in
Fifty states, Angry Birds,
Diaries of Wimpy Kids.
“You can call me Bubba.”
“Like Bubba Gump?”
“Who’s Bubba Gump?”, says Robert “Bubba” [Gump].
Manila folders for art
and open house.
Benchmark, quizzes, tests, homework.
Lunch, recess, book fairs,
Oh, and Jump Rope for Heart.
Boy who draws,
boy who has ants in his pants,
there’s a Justin Bieber and a Lady Gaga.
And maybe that kid really has A.D.D.
Mirror, soap, sink, tissues, paper towels.
Tape, scissors, glue, dry erase markers
Carpet, desk, chairs, round table
Minimum days are for
Cupcakes, cookies and
But now, it’s
Time 2:00 go home.