Funny School Poems

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Why do I love to write funny school poems?

I have been writing poems since I was 14 years old and in school myself. Before that I used to be an elementary school kid. Since that time I've been a mother of school age kids, and now (yikes) I'm a grandmother of kids in school! Not to mention there was a time I was a visiting poet in schools in Michigan, Texas, and Ohio.

Wherever I've been, there have always been a lot of weird things going on at school. Homework disappears. Visitors  (sometimes visiting poets!)  come to shake things up, teachers are absent, substitutes are psychologically tortured. Ask any kid, it's all in a day's work. That's what these poems are all about.

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School Poem #1


Science Day
A monkey came for science day
with people from the zoo,
who showed us slides of chimps and apes
and told us what they do.

The monkey stayed around a while
and made himself a pest.
And worst of all: he scored much higher
than me on our test.

by Denise Rodgers
Copyright©Denise Rodgers
Art by Julie Martin

School Poem #2

The next funny poem deals with those brave and underpaid souls who spend their days on the front lines, substituting for absent teachers. I think they deserve a special poem, just for them. Don't you?

substitute teacher

Hurray! We heard our teacher
cannot be with us today.
Instead, we'll have a substitute.
(We'll make her earn her pay.)

Michael will throw spit wads,
and Brandon will eat chalk.
Patrick will poke David,
and all of us will talk.

We smiled and laughed with pleasure
as these thoughts filled every head,
until we found our teacher
sent the principal instead!

by Denise Rodgers
Copyright©Denise Rodgers
Art by Julie Martin

School Poem Number Three and Four

dog eats homework

The Dog Ate My Homework
The dog ate my homework
just like it was kibble.
He started up slow
with a cute little nibble
and then scarfed it down
with a burp and a snort.
How was he to know
that my special report
was due here this morning
precisely at 8:00.
So now it is eaten.
I'm sorry it's late.
But what can you do
when your dog needs a snack
and your stapled report
comes under attack?
I told him to stop
but he just wouldn't mind.
When my dog is hungry,
he's not very kind.
I'll bring it tomorrow,
and you'll see it then.
So long as my dog
isn't hungry again.

by Denise Rodgers
Copyright©Denise Rodgers
Art by Julie Martin

The second funny poem in this set tells the same story... from the dog's point of view!

dog ate homework

Yes, I Ate His Homework
Yes, I ate his homework.
You think I'm a liar!
So kind of you, teacher,
to go and inquire.
It's just that when hungry,
despite what you think,
there's nothing more tasty
than paper and ink,
unless it's some slippers
or brand-new soft shoes,
or maybe a sheet
of some basted raw chews.
I ate all the homework
and part of the couch.
There's so much to eat
and I'm hardly a slouch.
So that is my story.
I'll swear that it's true.
Excuse me for now,
I have text books to chew.

by Denise Rodgers
Copyright©Denise Rodgers
Art by Julie Martin

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