Twas the Night Before Christmas Break

(This went around Keith’s school last year – a little teacher humor!)

‘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 teachers’ lounge
With “holiday shirts”
And “jingle bell jewels”,
The teachers looked festive
Enfourcing the rules.

Suddenly, from down the hallway
There came such a chatter,
The princal 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 & Sammy!
Sit, Jamie! Sit, Laura!
Sit, Tara & 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 of 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 fingers
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!!!


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