This poem is based on the poem “Voices of Water” by Tony Mitton.
It was written in collaboration with Room 16 Year 3 students at Fulham North Primary School, 2018.
The feet in the classroom say
The bags in the classroom say
The pencils in the classroom say
The sharpeners in the classroom say
The clock in the classroom says
The fingers in the classroom say
The books in the classroom say
The chairs in the classroom say
The paper in the classroom says
The heater in the classroom says
The scissors in the classroom say
The tap in the classroom says
The whiteboard markers in the classroom say
The door in the classroom says
The drink bottles in the classroom say
The students in the classroom say
We’re trying to work!
I would be sooo disruptive if you had all of those noises in ONE classroom! Clara and I do not have to go through all of that noise now that we homeschool!
Classes can be so noisy! I work part time as a teacher, and sometimes it is too noisy for me. It is nice that you can be home-schooled.
I love how you made each inanimate object sort of “talk”!! I can definitely relate to the children at the end of the poem who got annoyed by the noise!! Also, how long did it take for you to come with the poem with all the rhyming?? ( I know it would have taken me a long time!!)
Thanks for your comment. I actually had help with this poem. I read Tony Mitton’s poem ‘Voices of Water’, to a year 3 class, then asked them to write a poem about their classroom. We started it together, then they continued on their own. So at the end, I put all their ideas together, tweaked them so they all rhymed, and had a poem!
I do homeschooling with my sister Clara! There are only two people in the house (not including our Mum, Dad, Grammy or brother) so it isn’t too noisy.
When I used to go to school, stop talking was said a lot! It was really distracting.
I think home schooling sounds great. Classrooms can be really noisy!
That is a great poem.I really enjoyed that each thing in the poem had there own sound.
I liked how nicely this poem rhymed. It almost sounded like a classroom version of “The Wheels on the bus” which was a coincidence. It was a great poem, and what inspired you to write this poem??
I’m so glad you like my poems and I can see that you have spent a lot of time reading them and commenting on them. Your comments and questions are very interesting. Unfortunately, I do not have time to reply to each one of your comments. I ask that students only comment on one poem.
If you write any poems of your own, I would very much like to read one. You can send it though the comment section on my Children’s University page.
I really loved the poem! 😀 I’m revising for my writing test, it will be poetry writing….wish me luck!
Good luck, Katelyn!
Be quiet is said a lot in my class room
I liked how you said all the sounds the classroom makes but my favourite sound to hear was “Be quiet! We’re trying to work!”
Thanks for the great poem.
You’re welcome, Dintih,
I had some assistance with this poem from a class of year 3 students. They had some great ideas.
Hi kristin this poem is soo intresting my classroom is always noisy but we dont have a tap in our classroom how diffrent
The class that helped me write this poem have a tap in their classroom. Only two classes in the school I teach at do, so I guess it is unusual.
Hi Kristin ,
Love this poem❤️. I always enjoy reading your poems. I love your work and you inspire me so much!! When I do Homeschooling with my brother we don’t have so much noise! It would be so distracting! ☺️.
– Clara ❤️
Thanks for your lovely comment. I’m glad my poems inspire you. Have you written some poems that you re proud of?
I think home schooling would be lovely. I work part-time as a teacher, and some days it is a bit too noisy for me!
That sounds like my class!
What sounds do you hear in your classroom? It is called onomatopoeia when we write the sounds something makes. eg screech, a-choo, meow.
love your poem.
where did you get your inspiration from?
Thank you. I got the inspiration form the other poem I mentioned. You could look it up on the internet. How are they similar?
keep it up
hi Kristin keep up the good work☺
wow…words rhymes well and meaning too. I hear all these sounds in my class….but my voice is higher than all above.
Sometimes even teachers are disturbed by sounds. Like in my old school the bottles would make weird noises and the teacher would say next time I hear the bottle is out the window.
Thanks for your comment. Drink bottles do make funny noises sometimes!
Very creative poem. Where did you get the idea?
The poem is base on a poem by Tony Mitton.
I can’t seem to focus in class because of the sounds too.
Was it hard to make a poem with a lot of other children?
The students each wrote their poem, then I put their ideas together with my own ideas.
How did you come up with the ideas of the sounds? Love the poem.
I wrote this poem with the help of some of the year 3 students at the school I teach at. They came up with most of the onomatopoeia words.
I love this all sounds !!! Amazing ..
Some year 3 students helped me write this poem. They did a great job.
Did you get the idea from Wheels on the bus?
No, I didn’t. I got the idea from a poem called Voices of Water by Tony Mitton.