Goodbye and good luck

     On your first day at school.

Now eat up your dinner

     And don’t act the fool.


Be kind to the others

     And don’t shout out loud.

You’re not home with Mummy

     But are one of a crowd.


Goodbye and good luck.

     Don’t be frightened or sad.

With your schooldays ahead,

     It’s a time to feel glad.


Your teacher will tell you

     Just what you must do.

Pay attention and listen.

     She’s speaking to you!


Goodbye and good luck.

     You’ll have so much to learn.

Now don’t push the others,

     But wait for your turn.


Don’t giggle or wriggle

     But sit still in your place

And don’t look so worried.

     Put a smile on your face.


Goodbye and good luck.

     Give your teacher this rhyme.

She might read it to you -

     If she has any time.


Enjoy your first school-day

  Make friends as you play,

And we’ll wait for your news

     At the end of the day.


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Younger Children Rhythm in Poetry Rhyming for Preschool Children Back to School



By Josie Whitehead

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