First Day of School

Shiny, sharpened pencils,

Desks all in a row,

It's the first day of school AND

I DON'T want to go.

A very different teacher,

With a strange sounding name.

I WANT my last year's teacher~

Things will NEVER be the same!

I remember all the things we


And all the things we made.

The TRUTH is,

If you really want to know,,,

I'm REALLY afraid.


School BusSchool BusSchool Bus

Welcome Back Acrostic Poem

When you
Enter this
Little room
Consider yourself
One of the special
Members of a group who
Enjoy working and learning



September is here

And so is fall.

So welcome children

Welcome all.

I hope vacation

Was real fun.

And that you're glad

School has begun.


Back To School

When the summer smells like apples

and shadows feel cool

and falling leaves make dapples

of color on the pool

and wind is in the maples

and sweaters are the rule

and hazy days spell lazy ways,

it's hard to go to school.

But, I go!

~Aileen Fischer

School Bus     School Bus     School Bus


School Again!

Marian Stearns Curry

Oh, I am so excited, for

September's come again;

I'm always glad, no matter how

Much fun the summer's been.

My books are new, my pencils, too;

My lunch is in my box.

It's such a lark to join my friends

And go to school in flocks.

My hair is combed, my face is clean;

Just hear that school bell ring!

Vacation's gone, but I don't care.

I'm happy as anything.


School bells are ringing, loud and clear;

Vacation's over, school is here.

We hunt our pencils and our books,

And say goodbye to fields and brooks,

To carefree days of sunny hours,

To birds and butterflies and flowers.

But we are glad school has begun.

For work is always mixed with fun.

When autumn comes and the weather is cool,

Nothing can take the place of school.

~Winifred C. Marshall




On my back a pack I carry
In it, all my treasures.
It's what I need
So I can be
One class higher!

Crayons, ruler, scissors too,
And yes a little Elmer's glue
Paper, pencils, in my bag…
Wonder what made mom so sad?

Trapper keeper, nice and neat
Will it really stay this clean?

On my back a pack I carry
In it, all my treasures!

Today I'll be
Just watch and see
One class higher!

~Shelley Plum



The First Day of School

I wonder if my drawing will be as good as theirs
I wonder if they'll like me, or just be full of stares
I wonder if my teacher will look like mom or gram
And I wonder if my puppy will wonder where I am.

~Aileen Fisher







Graphics by *snogirl