To Get Ready for the New School Year

New School Year
Wearing your new shoes…

To Get Ready for the New School Year

1.) The First Day of School

Little excited?

Ok…jumping off the walls

the first day of school!


Wearing your new shoes

a fresh wardrobe for the day

along with a smile.


Unopened crayons

box of pencils to sharpen

new pink erasers.


Backpacks with cool prints

of characters from cartoons

filled with blank paper.


Pencils to sharpen

little minds to awaken

let learning begin.


Summer is over

a new school journey begins

the joy of learning.


We wake every day

to brush teeth and pack our bags

day of beginnings.


These school rituals

seem lost but not forgotten

as the summer ends.

Begin to Study
Prepare for homework…

2.) On a Small Patch of Grass

Prepare for homework

long nights with hard math problems

to write sentences.


On a small grass patch

Fourth graders run and play tag

near sturdy ball wall.


A first grader walks

looking at the ground for bugs

to show to his class.


A teen holds pow-wow

with his closest compadres

they laugh before bell.


A teacher stands still

with a whistle in her lips

kids safety this job.


Excitement of math

playing with even numbers

and also the odd.


Find a book to read

nail biter of a story

during classroom break.


School days have returned

with laughs, with hugs, and high fives

the joys of learning.

A day in the life...
Everyday of the school year…

3.) Begin by Learning

An establishment

to enable all of us

the power to move.



taught in their social studies

where read on work sheets.


Tell me what you think

About a certain topic

in a paragraph.


At home to waken

young minds for feast of knowledge

eat a good breakfast.


Wear their uniforms

make sure homework is complete

walk them to the bus.


This routine of love

everyday of the school year

will stay forever.


Along with reports

on reading “Treasure Island”

to never forget.


Begin by learning

from first day till next summer

a gift to cherish.



Jamie Lee Hamann
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Jamie Lee Hamann

My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I have a passion for writing short fiction and poetry. I started writing for TCE around 2015 and since then I have finished seven collections of poetry and plans for more. I currently live in Lemmon Valley NV with my family. If you desire to find my other work on the internet feel free to stop by my website The website offers articles on poetry, poems, and links to all my other writing.

2 thoughts on “To Get Ready for the New School Year

  • August 17, 2019 at 12:40 PM

    How well I remember getting my kids ready for the new school year. It was an exciting time for us. Even further back in time, I remember when my parents had to get all seven of us kids prepared for school. You brought back some wonderful memories, Jamie, and did it so well with excellent Haiku. I enjoyed this piece so much. Well done.

  • August 17, 2019 at 7:21 PM

    And all we wanted to do was grow up when we didn’t realise how good we had it back then. The complexities and pressures of life yet to be realised, those halcyon days of school and childhood so vividly remembered and painted so well, Jamie. It brings back even the smells of lunch boxes and smelly sock, games and afternoons never to be forgotten. Great work, memories like it was yesterday. Take care my friend.

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