Welcome Back to School

A Funny School Poem for Kids

From the book Revenge of the Lunch Ladies

"Dear students, the summer has ended.
The school year at last has begun.
But this year is totally different.
I promise we'll only have fun.

"We won't study any mathematics,
and recess will last all day long.
Instead of the pledge of allegiance,
we'll belt out a rock-and-roll song.

"We'll only play games in the classroom.
You're welcome to bring in your toys.
It's okay to run in the hallways.
It's great if you make lots of noise.

"For homework, you'll play your Nintendo.
You'll have to watch lots of T.V.
For field trips we'll go to the movies
and get lots of candy for free.

"The lunchroom will only serve chocolate
and triple fudge sundaes supreme."
Yes, that's what I heard from my teacher
before I woke up from my dream.

--Kenn Nesbitt


Copyright © 2007 Kenn Nesbitt. All Rights Reserved.

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Revenge of the Lunch Ladies


On Oct 15, 2014 Zachary sell from United States of America wrote:
I think it was interesting and funny
On Sep 26, 2014 Tots786 from South Africa wrote:
This was a cool poem!
On May 12, 2014 123ilovepoems from Canada wrote:
This poem is so funny and enjoyable. I Love the last line!
On Apr 30, 2014 ann from new York wrote:
This was so good. I licked it and thought it was pretty funny too!
On Mar 19, 2014 Blaze9800 from USA wrote:
I wish my school was like this then it would be awesome.

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Reading Level of this Poem

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Lexile Text Measure: 570L
  Grade Level Measures
ATOS Level: 4.2
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 2.9
Gunning-Fog Index: 5.2
SMOG Index: 4.2
Automated Readability Index: 3.2
Grade Level Average: 3.9
  Text Statistics
Word Count: 133 words
Line Count: 20 lines
Average Line Length: 6.7 words
Average Sentence Length: 8.3 words
Average Word Length: 4.3 letters


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