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Elementary

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From the book The Biggest Burp Ever

elementary

“Elementary.”
That means “easy.”
I don’t find it
quite so breezy.

Learn addition.
Then subtraction.
Multiply.
Divide a fraction.
Spelling. Science.
Reading. Writing.
Social studies.
Speech reciting.
Testing. Testing.
Still more Testing.
Not much recess.
Not much resting.

I complained but
no one listened.
Maybe elementary
isn’t.

 --Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 3

 


From the Book The Biggest Burp Ever


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