Up in the Morning and out to School

The Generation Game by Phil Burns

The Generation Game by Phil Burns

AnElephantCant really stop laughing
He goes back to school for a day
He is all excited
At being invited
The kids want to hear what he has to say

In a class of 30 7-year olds
He is given a bit of a grilling
They think he is dumb
But he has such fun
The whole visit is wonderfully thrilling

He tells how he approaches his writing
Just pour it out don’t stop to think
Get it all onto paper
Then correct it later
They ask him what if you write in ink
AnElephant and some smart folk

AnElephant and some smart folk

There are many insightful questions
Like are you really so old
Do you have a daughter
Do you know Harry Potter
Why is ice cream so cold

He talks about Scott and Stevenson
They all know about Robert Burns
To a Haggis To a Mouse
Tam O’Shanter To a Louse
These children all talk and he learns

The idea is to bring interesting people
To explain to the class what they do
A violin teacher an engineer
A chiropractor oh dear
How on earth did AnElephant slip through

About AnElephantCant

An artist/writer/poet combination whose blogs reflect an approach to life that celebrates nature and takes a tongue-in-cheek view of most issues. So you get rhymes and doodles, photographs and comment. Irreverent and irrelevant. Occasionally funny, sometimes serious, mostly pointless. https://anelephantcant.me/
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10 Responses to Up in the Morning and out to School

  1. Anja says:

    This is darling 🙂

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  3. RoSy says:

    How great to have AnElephant visit the classroom. Not every kid can say they had the pleasure of such a visitor 🙂

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  4. nightlake says:

    Hope the elephant had a wonderful time; imparting knowledge and learning new ideas too:)

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  5. Penny L Howe says:

    Anelephant doing what anelephant does best. Nurturing and educating children in a fun and light hearted way. A most wonderful post! Thank you! 🙂 xo

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  6. colonialist says:

    I bet they loved it!

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  7. emmylgant says:

    J’adore tout ceci
    Si bien ecrit
    Je vois un moment a cherir
    UnElephant et des sourires:
    Ceux des enfants
    C’est evident
    Mais le mien aussi.

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  8. Margaret says:

    The third degree…:)

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  9. Alastair says:

    AnElephant goes back to school after many years
    He goes there, to talk and to Learn
    Chatting to kids in a primary
    And all their questions, cor blimary
    But they all know Rabbie Burns

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  10. I was a teacher for 33 years. Hmmm. Do you think that is why I never got invited ?

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