We hope you enjoy this fun holiday parody of Clement Clarke Moore’s classic poem: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – with a teacher’s twist!
‘Twas the Week Before Winter Break
‘Twas the week leading up to winter vacation
And the students were buzzing with anticipation.
They swung from the ceilings and bounced off the walls
And merrily scampered throughout the school halls.
The exhausted teachers pushed on with their lessons
But it seemed impossible to make any progression…
The kids couldn’t focus on reading and writing
When presents and parties seemed much more exciting.
At least there was solace in the teachers’ lounge
Where coffee and pastries could always be found.
But just when the teachers had some peace and quiet
The recess bell rang and it brought on the riot.
“Walk Kenny, walk Ronnie, walk Kayla and Kristen!
Walk Julie, walk Cindy, walk Connor and Tristan!
Slow down – and that goes for everyone here!
You sound like a wild stampede of reindeer!”
At last the kids made it back to their room
Where holiday madness was in full bloom.
Haphazardly littered with glitter and paint,
When the janitor sees this, he’s going to faint!
Teachers had to admit, although they were reckless,
The students’ excitement was becoming infectious!
And a recurring thought helped ease any frustration:
“At least there’s only three days ‘til vacation!”
And on the last day, when the final bell rang,
The students packed up as they chattered and sang.
The teachers exclaimed as kids flocked out of sight,
“HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL… But we’re going to bed… good night!”