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.



Original post published: May 17, 2013

It’s Friday Night!

Posted September 13, 2013 & filed under Notebook.

Get outta my way.

It’s Friday and I’m

going home, if these

cars will cooperate.

Get outta my way.

It’s been a loooong

week and I need

to find my front door.

Friday is my night so

take two steps back.

I’ll be hanging with

my friends and

forgetting this week.

Get outta my way.

I need Fridays like

a dying man needs

a good friend.

By Jamail, 7th grade


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