Good morning, staff and students.
Take note of what I say.
In school we will have showers,
for April starts today.
Some teachers were suspended
for giving too much work.
Today, if you feel lazy,
you'll be allowed to shirk.
We want to find the student
who brought a pig to school.
It is running down the hallways,
and that's against the rule.
Today on our lunch menu
are bumblebees in sauce
or chopped-cockroach sandwiches
and salad you can toss.
Next year we'll pay our students
for work they do in school . . .
and if you believe these messages,
then you're an APRIL FOOL!
Text © Sylvia Andrews, reprinted from No
More Homework! No More Tests! published by Meadowbrook
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