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Mr. Ivan, The Principal Poet

"Don't Call on Me" List


Mama and Daddy don't like it
Getting phone calls at dinnertime.
They tell telephone marketers
Not to even waste their dime!

I saw on the news just this morning
That there's a "Don't Call Me" list.
That got my brain to thinking
Of a super kid-friendly twist.

My teachers all call on us students
To answer questions that they've got
But when we don't know the answers,
Our chance of good grades is shot.

I suggest us kids start a program,
We'd call it "Don't Call On Me."
If teachers can't ask us questions
Our good grades are guaranteed!

Copyright © 2006 Ivan Kershner, reprinted with permission.

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Article by Ivan Kershner
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Copyright © 2006 Education World