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    Help please. Need poem for teacher appreciation.

    I have no clue where to look.

    I have to make a scrapbook for teacher appreciation week. Each kid is making one page. I need to do the cover. I thought I'd put a poem about teachers on it. But all the ones I have found seem geared towards older classrooms or too cutesy or mention God.

    This is a public school kindergarten class.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction? A website or book maybe?

    Thank you so much!

    Oh, if anyone has any alternative cover ideas I'd be happy to hear them.

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    Christy:

    I found a book review in the NYT from the fall - about school related poems by Shel Silverstein. In the series they did have some examples, and this one caught my eye - the "WRITESINGTELLDRAW" poem at the bottom of the page.

    The last phrase seems to be the question to which your kids are responding in these scrapbooks?
    There cannot be a crisis today. My schedule is already full.
    -Henry Kissinger

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    Is this sort of what you had in mind? (I binged "help me grow poem")

    Poem by Kevin William Huff

    Teachers
    Paint their minds
    and guide their thoughts
    Share their achievements
    and advise their faults

    Inspire a Love
    of knowledge and truth
    As you light the path
    Which leads our youth

    For our future brightens
    with each lesson you teach
    Each smile you lengthen
    Each goal you help reach

    For the dawn of each poet
    each philosopher and king
    Begins with a Teacher
    And the wisdom they bring

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    Here's one I found...

    Unity
    By Cleo V. Swarat

    I dreamed I stood in a studio
    And watched two sculptors there,
    The clay they used was a young child’s mind
    And they fashioned it with care.

    One was a teacher:
    the tools she used were books and music and art;
    One was a parent
    With a guiding hand and gentle loving heart.

    And when at last their work was done,
    They were proud of what they had wrought.
    For the things they had worked into the child
    Could never be sold or bought!

    And each agreed she would have failed
    if she had worked alone.
    For behind the parent stood the school,
    and behind the teacher stood the home!
    ~ ~ Leslie ~ ~

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    I'd go to the library and find a few poetry books meant for children-- probably something in there.

    then again, I looked a few other places before doing a google search on 'famous poems about teachers,' and here's the link to that page-- fruitful search!

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    How about a quote about teachers along with a nice picture, perhaps of all of the kids?

    Here is a website with lots of teacher appreciation quotes:

    TEACHER APPRECIATION QUOTES

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    What about doing a word splash style cover and ask the kids to think of one word to describle the teacher. I love doing stuff like that with little kids because you'll get some good ones. Of course you'll get ones like pretty/handsome/smart/friendly but I'm sure you'll get some who are unclear on the concept and will say words like porkchop, eraser, and so on, which just makes it funny

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