Back to School Poems

First Day of School

I wonder

if my drawing

will be as good as theirs.

I wonder

if they'll like me

or just be full of stares.

I wonder

if my teacher

will look like Mom or Gram.

I wonder

if my puppy

will wonder

where I am.

          -Aileen Fisher



Now That I Can Read

I used to need somebody

To sit and read to me.

I'd look at every page they read

And listen carefully.

But now that I am in first grade,

I'm filling up a shelf

with stories, poems, and other books

That I can read myself.

                 -Ruth Etkin