Spelling Time

Australian poetry written especially for children of all ages including pre-school children.
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alongtimegone
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Spelling Time

Post by alongtimegone » Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:29 pm

My very favourite time in class
is when we’re having spelling.
As that’s the time our teacher’s face
turns red from constant yelling.

“Those words were in your homework book.
Ten times you wrote them out.
This class will be the end of me.
Why must you make me shout?

I’ll telephone your parents.
Your nonsense will be ended.
I’ll send you to the Principal
and have you all suspended.

I’ll ban you from the library.
There’ll be no more free reading
until you prove to me that
at your spelling you’re succeeding.

No class time toilet visits.
You’ll have to just hang on.
No music, art, or play time,
when you get your spelling wrong."

By now poor teach is pacing.
His breathing is quite fast.
And all the kids are placing bets
on how long he will last.

Then finally it’s over.
He sits down at his table.
We know he’d like to say some more
but right now quite unable.

That’s when we all begin to clap.
and “Bravo!” someone shouts.
“We’ll all do better next time Sir.
Of that there are no doubts.”

The teacher asks “You promise?
In that case I’ll stop yelling.”
Oh yes! My favourite time in class
is when we’re having spelling.

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Re: Spelling Time

Post by Cropduster » Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:40 am

Ah, the good old days of reading, 'riting and 'rithmatic....and spelling!!!

Good one, Wazza

Heather

Re: Spelling Time

Post by Heather » Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:30 pm

Another step back in time Wazza. I recall spelling tests either daily or weekly (can't remember the detail). It did help.

Heather :)

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Re: Spelling Time

Post by Bob Pacey » Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:28 am

Ah wazza mate just the pick up I needed for the day, I get school groups in and I only said the other day that once I thought the kids were being noisy and when I went to check it was the Teacher trying to take control :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Would not swap them jobs for quids.


Bob
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After you grasp that everything else seems insignificant !!!

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Re: Spelling Time

Post by Catherine Lee » Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:42 pm

Spelling classes - I've often wondered if they still do them today, especially as they seem to be needed even more what with today's tendency to 'abbreviate' words. Spelling really was my favourite class at primary school. Maths however, now that's a different story! Nice one Wazza.

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Re: Spelling Time

Post by alongtimegone » Sat Aug 08, 2015 3:40 pm

A bit late but thanks everyone.
Wazza

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