Chelsea Had Some Chocolate Milk

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From the book When the Teacher Isn't Looking

Chelsea had some chocolate milk
but spilled it on her shirt.
Jackson got his jacket ripped
while rolling in the dirt.
Emily and Isabella
must have had a fight.
Alexander looks as if
he stayed awake all night.
Abigail is absent,
as are Ryan, Ross, and Ruth.
Max is in pajamas,
and Mackenzie lost a tooth.
Brandon broke his glasses.
Sarah’s sweater doesn’t fit.
Jacob has a bloody nose,
and Zoe has a zit.
We should all be crabby,
but we’re smiling anyway.
Our moms and dads are gonna scream—
Today is picture day!

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2005. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 2

Topics: School Poems

Poetic Techniques: Alliteration, Irony, Narrative Poems

 


From the Book When the Teacher Isn't Looking


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