April Fool’s Day

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From the book Revenge of the Lunch Ladies

Mackenzie put a whoopie cushion
on the teacher’s chair.
Makayla told the teacher
that a bug was in her hair.

Alyssa brought an apple
with a purple gummy worm
and gave it to the teacher
just to see if she would squirm.

Elijah left a piece of plastic
dog doo on the floor,
and Vincent put some plastic vomit
in the teacher’s drawer.

Amanda put a goldfish
in the teacher’s drinking glass.
These April Fool’s Day pranks
are ones that you could use in class.

Before you go and try them, though,
there’s something I should mention:
The teacher wasn’t fooling
when she put us in detention.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2007. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 5

Topics: Holiday Poems, Other Holidays, School Poems

Poetic Techniques: Alliteration, Irony, List Poems, Narrative Poems

 


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From the Book Revenge of the Lunch Ladies


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