No More Pencils, No More Books, No More Teacher's Dirty Looks! by Diane deGroatThe subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. When I heard a radio host announce the inevitable back-to-school feature the other morning, I realized with a start that this will be the first September in 20 years I haven't sent a kid back to school. We've managed to shepherd two children through the public school system and two universities. Cue the sigh of relief. Reassure the bank manager: We're climbing out of this pit! Now, the part of my brain - every parent's brain - that has been colonized by two decades of worrying about grades and schools and teachers, about "potential" and "fit" and "future," about too much homework, not enough homework and kids-throwing-the-math-book-across-the-room homework - is gloriously free. Or should be: Some of that obsessing is hard to let go.
No more pencils, No more books,No more teachers dirty looks
Back to March Archives Table of Contents. Return to Board Archives Main Page. I've been sorting though my Mother Goose and thinking of childhood and the games we all once played. I read a short story -- I cannot remember who by -- in which the author wrote about adults trying to find that lost world, that place that only children know and discover through chants and play. Does anyone know of the story? I'll have to go back-- I think it was in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science fiction -- or in one of Terri and Ellen's anthologies of the "Years Best".
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A traditional rhyme is generally a saying , sometimes a proverb or an idiom , couched in the form of a rhyme and often passed down from generation to generation with no record of its original authorship. Many nursery rhymes may be counted as traditional rhymes. Examples of a traditional rhyme include the historically significant Ring Around the Rosie , the doggerel love poem Roses Are Red , and the wedding rhyme Something old, something new. However, traditional rhymes are not necessarily ancient. As an example, the schoolchildren's rhyme commonly noting the end of a school year, "no more pencils, no more books, no more teacher's dirty looks," seems to be found in literature no earlier than the s—though the first reference to it in that decade, in a magazine article, deems it, "the old glad song that we hear every spring. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.