One day my son, during his Kindergarten days, came back from school with a note stating that kids will have Recitation Competition on 10-12 lines short poems.
The poem needs to be collected by us. Also, we must help him learnt at home. Furthermore, the poem must be recited with actions, it stated.
We are searching for few short poems, when my wife suggested we wrote a poem on Teacher. Then, I took my pen, gave a thought about my own teachers, just before the words hit me.
Remember, the poem is written for a five-year-old to be performed with actions. Simple words and easy to show in actions, that’s how I chose the words. At the same time, it must not be too hard for my son. We practiced it and he learned it in few times. The actions, for the poems, are composed by my son himself after I’d explained the meanings in details.
This is a poem dedicated to all kinds of teachers, especially to those who taught us when we were very young. More importantly, to my parents who taught us the ways of life.
To our amazement, our son performed well in the school, which got him a ‘Certificate of Merit’ from his school teacher.
Here, this is the poem:
‘T’ is for Teacher
The heart of every classroom
The soul of every school
Shaping our future bright
Sowing confidence in us
The mind behind the message
Helping us blossom into stars.
Your wink makes us glad
Your smile makes us happy
Piece of gold, you put in our mind
For, every learner begins with a Teacher.
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