I Can’t Wait for Summer
A Funny School Poem for Kids
From the book When the Teacher Isn't Looking
I can’t wait for summer, when school days are done,
to spend the days playing outside in the sun.
I won’t have to study. No homework, no tests.
Just afternoons spent on adventures and quests.
Instead of mathematics and writing reports,
I’ll go to the park and play summertime sports.
Instead of assignments, report cards, and grades,
I’ll get to play baseball and watch the parades.
I’ll swing on the playground. I’ll swim in the pool
instead of just practicing lessons in school.
The second the school year is finally done
I’ll spend every minute with friends having fun.
I hardly can wait for the end of the year.
I’m counting the days until summer is here.
It’s hard to be patient. It’s hard to be cool.
It’s hard to believe it’s the first day of school.
— Kenn Nesbitt
Copyright © 2005. All Rights Reserved.
Reading Level: Grade 3
About This Poem
I often feel that summer is the best of all seasons, especially when you're in school for the rest of the year. In the summertime, you don't usually have to go to school. Instead you can swim, play in the park, or even just stay home and play games instead of doing homework. I have written several poems about how much I like summer, including this one from my book When the Teacher Isn't Looking. If you like this poem, I recommend you also read my poems "Dreaming of Summer" from my book My Hippo Has the Hiccups and "Dear Summer" from My Cat Knows Karate.
From the Book When the Teacher Isn't Looking
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