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End of year Poems-Older Students
Old 05-19-2008, 07:53 PM
 
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A long time ago, I discovered the often used poem that says something like, "You're a very special person and I want you to know..." Well, having been at a multi-age school, I kept some of my students for up to three years, so I started looking for more poems that would 'talk' to my students and give them something to think about for their own futures.

I would say these poems are more appropriate for older students who can think in more abstract terms to understand the meanings of these poems.

I'll copy and paste them here, so you can decide if this is something you can use, but I'll also attach them to save you some 'copy and paste' time.' Knowing we all have different fonts on our computers, I just chose to leave it in a standard font. You can format it as you desire.

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Student Name
*Keep searching for answers
…but never stop asking questions.

*Keep your good common sense
…but don't forget to use it.

*Keep doing your work
…but remember the difference between "done" and "well done".

*Keep your feet on the floor
…but let your love for learning soar.

*Keep turning in your library books on time
…but never stop checking them out.

*Keep your nose clean…
…but soil your hands with hard work.

*Keep yourself in your own space
…but let your thoughts mingle with those of others.

*Keep your sense of humor
…but share it when it will make someone else feel better.

*Keep your area clean
…but clutter your mind with knowledge.

*Keep quiet in the halls
…but speak loudly and proudly when presenting your ideas.

Student Name, I hope you will always know that the only real mistake you can make is not to learn from your mistakes. Use your life to make the world a better place and to make the lives of those around you better. As always, remember that if you work for it, you can achieve it!
Teacher’s Name, Month, Year


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End of year Poem-Older student-It only takes
Old 05-19-2008, 07:58 PM
 
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It Only Takes ONE

ONE song can spark a moment,
ONE flower can wake the dream.
ONE tree can start a forest,
ONE bird can herald the spring.

ONE smile begins a friendship,
ONE handclasp lifts a soul.
ONE star can guide a ship at sea,
ONE word can frame the goal.

ONE vote can change a nation,
ONE sunbeam lights a room.
ONE candle wipes out darkness,
ONE laugh will conquer gloom.

ONE step must start each journey,
ONE word must start each prayer.
ONE hope will raise our spirits,
ONE touch can show you care.

ONE voice can speak with wisdom,
ONE heart can know what's true.
ONE life can make the difference,
You see, it's up to YOU!
-Author Unknown-

My personal note to my students
I dedicate this poem to YOU, my wonderful student.
I want you to always know that YOU can do so much good in the world!
It ONLY takes ONE person to start something good! That ONE person should be you!
Thank you for all YOU have taught me this year while you were in my class!
I expect you to accomplish great things! I appreciate and love you very much!
-Teacher’s Name, Date-
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Thanks, Risa. These are great.
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Thanks Risa! These are great poems for my students who I had for 3 years!
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These are perfect!


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Old 05-20-2008, 05:04 PM
 
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THanks, Risa!!!

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Glad to know that others are able to use them!

I've been looking for more since I keep getting siblings of students,too. I know I could just use the same ones each year and get to be known as 'the teacher who gives out that poem' each year, but I like to change it up whenever I can.
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Where did you get this poem? It shows author unknown, do you know who the author is?
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Don't know the 'unknown author'
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Where did you get this poem? It shows author unknown, do you know who the author is?
Not sure which poem you are referring to, but I found the poems in different years many years back, probably online. No, I don't know who the authors are. If I know who they are, I always will add their names.

It may well be that credit for each was left off, but I don't recall if I added it to the second one or if it was already there.

If you track it down and find authors I can credit, please let me know so I can add the names to my copies. Thanks!
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Thank you- what great poems and a great idea. thanks for sharing
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Thank you for sharing, these are great!
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Thanks Risa! These are keepers for sure!
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love the poems
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Thank you so much for sharing the poems. It is so hard to find great poems for older kids.
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Thank you. I saw these here about 2 weeks ago and have been looking for them! I am personalizing the first one and putting each in a frame for my graduating students. Thanks so much!
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