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A Teacher's Day


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Its finally May and the end of the year is in sight. Keeping the energy going to get through these last few weeks can be trying. Lets face it. Were wiped. Were weary. And were worn out.

Theyre Wild Again

(Sung to the tune of Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered from Pal Joey.

So, how do we muster the energy to keep our young charges engaged and in tow for a few more weeks? Well, one way is to put our weariness to song.

The end is near.
Their minds arent here.
The winter was long; its been such a year.
So wiped, weary, and so worn out are we.


About the Lyricist

Eric Baylin has been a teacher for 38 years, working with a variety of age levels in both public and private schools in New York and North Carolina. He currently works at Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn, New York, a K-12 independent school established in 1854. In addition to teaching art and photography to middle- and high-school students, Eric coordinates a program of collaborative faculty study groups in Packer's professional development program.

Theyre wild again,
Each child again,
Now that the weather is mild again.
So wiped, weary, and so worn out are we.

Six more weeks; what a bummer.
Can we last til the end?
Eyes are set on the summer;
With June in sight, were on the mend.

Its finlly May.
We have to say,
We cant wait til summer and time away.
So wiped, weary, and so worn out are we.

Weve stirred the pot.
Theyve learned a lot.
Despite that, we still havent earned a lot.
So wiped, weary, and so worn out are we.

A cheer for them.
This year for them.
And soon, well shed one final tear for them.
So wiped, weary, and so worn out are we.

Even though, while were in it,
We may whine some each day.
Wouldnt change for a minute,
Except we need our time away.

Septembers far,
A distant star.
We all need a good dose of r n r.
So wiped, weary, and so worn out are we.

Song lyrics copyright 2008 Eric Baylin