I’m off to nursery school today
For a couple of hours or so.
I’m glad that Mummy’s taking me
For I don’t know where to go.
I’m learning many different words -
New adjectives and nouns.
I’ll remember all my colours -
The reds, the greens and browns.
Yes, I’m off to nursery school today
But it’s hard to say goodbye.
I know I won’t be there for long
And it’s silly if I cry.
There are lots of lovely toys for us
And many games to play,
But that which I like best of all
Are biscuits from the tray.
We learn to sing, we learn to dance
And climb up on the slide.
I’ve done a pretty picture which
I’ll give to Mum with pride.
I’m learning how to share the toys
With other girls and boys,
But why is it they want to keep
My very favourite toys?
The action games are fun. I know
My shoulders from my knees,
And I met little Susie Spider and
Beven Grumble Bee.
I can clap my hands, touch my toes
And jump right in the air.
It’s nice to meet new children
And discover what they wear.
Now nursery school has finished
And Mum’s waiting by the door.
The time has gone by much too fast.
Tomorrow there’ll be more.
So just for now I’ll say goodbye -
We’ll meet another day.
My nursery school is just the place
To meet my friends and play.
Copyright on all my poems
This poem was one of many that were chosen by teachers for publication in 2010. In fact, one teacher wrote to me to make sure that "Off to Nursery School" was included in the book as it was the favourite poem of her children. Yes it is, and it was published in "Josie's Poems: Celebrations" and Little Susie Spider and Beven the Grumble Bee are in my book: "Josie's Poems: Nature Poems". I hope your children love this poem too. Josie