TGIF

Posted April 18, 2014 & filed under Notebook, Student Writing.

Friday is the king of the week

I wake up and jump out of bed

My skin tingles

My head jiggles

Nothing will bring me down

I will conquer this day

I will run to meet it

Nothing will knock me out

Friday is here!

By Josiah, age 9

 

 

Click the link above to listen to the poem read on KPFT radio by Elia Adams, a 7th grader at Johnston Middle School For the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston. The background music is “Guitar Boogie” by Chuck Berry. Produced by Susan Phillips.

This poem is featured as part of the 2014 Poem A Day campaign, a National Poetry Month celebration by Writers in the Schools (WITS) that features a different poem by a WITS student every day during April. Click here to learn more.

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Original post published: May 17, 2013

Friday!

Posted August 12, 2011 & filed under Notebook.

When I wake up on Friday morning

there’s a dance in my step

cuz I know it’s almost the weekend

and I’m really full of pep

I run out of the front door

and all the way to school

not thinking of my homework

just feeling really cool

I hope you woke up happy

but in case you don’t feel gay

Just remember that it’s Friday

and I know you’ll be okay!

By Kathy, age 11

Ode to Friday

Posted October 19, 2007 & filed under Notebook.

“Let go, Monday!”
Dragging me from my fun weekend.
Yet, like all bullies, your meanness chases me to
school where I’m safe with my friends.

Tuesday, You coward, Monday’s henchman.
Yeah right, all you do is use your big, fat self to
keep me from Friday.

Wednesday, neutral. Not sweet, not sour.
I wait ‘til days end, only one more hour.

Thursday, good old fellow
like an old train, you see,
carrying me to Friday! Yippee!

Friday, Oh Friday,
The best of ‘em all.
A friendly old guy,
And kindly, indeed.

Saturday, good friend to Friday,
And me!
Why he’s more fun than climbing a tree!

Sunday, so nervous,
friend of Friday,
yet he is bullied by Monday,
and brainless fat Tuesday.
Sunday will do whatever they say
because Monday will always say,
“Give me those kids, take their weekends away!”

by James, 5th Grade