Poem of the Day April 14

This is one of the poems I worked on with my students to teach about similes. It's a fun poem that the kids enjoyed from a collection of poetry for children called No More Homework, No More Tests.

A Bad Case of the Giggles

I found a book of poems.
I brought the book to school.
And every time I readi it,
I giggle like a fool.

Today in social studies,
I opened up the book.
I started giggling right away
from just a single look.

I'm croaking like a bullfrong.
I'm braying like a mule.
These aren't sounds you're supposed to make
while studying at school.

The more I try to stop it,
the louder that I howl.
I squawking like a parrot,
and hooting like an owl!

I'm making a commotion;
the teacher is upset.
I'm losing my position
as teacher's favorite pet!

My giggling is contagious.
My friends have all joined in.
The teacher's getting angry,
We're making quite a din.

The whole darned class is giggling.
Not one of us can stop.
The teacher says if we can't,
he'll call the hallway cop.

The room next door has heard us.
And now they're giggling too.
The sound of giggling travles fast.
The school sounds like a zoo.

And now the teacher's giving up.
He cannot teach today.
The principal's declaring it
a giggling holiday.

Bruce Lansky


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