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Back to School Today! Poem

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 1 page | Years: F - 6

A poem which explores the feelings students may experience when heading back to school after an extended break.

This poem follows the emotional journey of a young child who is returning to school after a prolonged absence.

The child is feeling excited and nervous at the same time. They have many questions about what the return to the classroom might be like.

Share this poem with your class to stimulate a discussion about how they might be feeling about returning to school.

For more ideas on how to use this poem in the classroom, read our blog Back to School Poem | Reduce Anxiety in Children.


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  • juley nilon

    This is great: thank you. I will use it as a shared reading, then we will in daily writing, use it as a stimulus for the children to write and illustrate how they feel about their return to school. I'll the publish and display their work, around the enlarged poem, on the wall.

    • Paul (Teach Starter)

      Hi Juley, Thank you so much for your kind feedback! We hope the poem helps ease the transition for students and teachers alike.

  • Ruth Speight

    Love this! I am going to have it ready and waiting for my students' return on Monday. Thank you so much.

    • Stephanie (Teach Starter)

      Hi there Ruth. Thank you so much for taking the time to send us this positive feedback. As the author of the poem, it means a great deal to me to hear about how this resource is going to be used in classrooms. I hope your students enjoy the poem and that it can stimulate some great discussion about how they are feeling about returning to school. Have a wonderful day!