‘Twas the day before Christmas break and all through the halls
Children were skipping and laughing, hiding in bathroom stalls.
All the teachers were frazzled, pulling out their hair
They didn’t know how much more ruckus they could bare.
One classroom was partying with a Polar Express theme
They had tickets and nuggets and hot chocolate supreme.
Out came the principal, dressed up like an elf
Inviting, “come on down, and I’ll read a book off the shelf.”
Children and teachers rushed to hear the book she’d picked
All the children wanted to sit near her and be her sidekick.
She told them “settle down and listen with good ears”
The Teachers’ Night Before Christmas had them all laughing to tears.
What? You’ve not read this book? Surely, you jest?
Check out Steven Layne’s book, your students will think you’re the best.
Here’s a sneak peak of his wonderful rendition
Of The Night Before Christmas, only in Teacher Edition…
“I’ve been checking my records throughout this past year
And your grades indicate that you’ve nothing to fear.
Santa truly loves teachers, support staff, and such.
Your students are blessed ‘cause you’ve given so much.”
To our teacher candidates at SMSU, our correcting is done and your grades indicate that you’ve nothing to fear. We love our teacher candidates, we will see you “next year.”