Friday, August 28, 2009

'Ode to Second Grade


Second Grade Oh, what a gift you have brought!
We did survive Kindergarten, who would have thought!

Those days were so long, as I danced to entertain
Only to hear the letter sounds correctly proclaimed.

We shot water guns at vowels and made graphs about bears
Oh, that he would just give a care!

No desire to learn, "I can't!" He'd proclaim.
When all I wanted was to just stay sane!

Oh but Second Grade, you were worth the wait!
When the boy showed up ready to participate.

The work before him, easy as pie!
For he had earned the admiration of someone more significant than I.

Math, "this is easy" and reading, "I enjoy," for finally the boy learned
that he drives the learning convoy.

He knows he can do it, he has succeeded!
So proud of his accomplishments- Second Grade, I needed!

You see, sister's in Kindergarten,
Here we go again!

But at least this time, I have a friend.
Cheering to the finish, lending a hand,

Oh thank you God for my second grade man!

6 comments:

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

Too cute!

Melissa Patterson said...

Can I borrow him for my classroom! I could use a few more "good ones!"

Kristi J said...

wow..that was adorable, kj

Erica said...

Thanks for 'popping over from Linny's' I read your bio and just had to introduce myself, I am a homeschooling Mom of 2 and wife to a student pastor as well... Nice to meet you!

PS - I loved this post... we are starting Kindergarten with my oldest right now... :0)

Sarah Dawn said...

Rejoicing with you as I start teaching 2nd grade!

blessings from Costa Rica,
Sarah Dawn

CHRISTY said...

How fun!