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They Put Me in the Stupid Class

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Introduction:
Read just the title of the poem. Talk with the students about how the title makes them feel. Have they ever been in that situation or know of someone else who has?

They put me in the stupid class
when history I did not pass.
But I'll show them,
Just wait and see -
I'll graduate with a degree
In economic management.
And then I'll run for president,
Where a landslide I will win.
Then heads will roll and tails will spin.
I'll round up my teachers fast
And put THEM in the stupid class.

-- Douglas Florian --

From Bing Bang boing, by Douglas Florian, published by Puffin Books, 1996.

Extension:
Have the students write a poem dealing with a time when others made them feel stupid.