By Mrs. King
Upon this wall are rules I post
That you must follow here the most
Please enter the room with a quiet smile
And be prepared to learn music for a while
Stay in your seat, whether floor or chair
Make sure your supplies are with you there
Do your best to sing, dance and learn
Then high scores you will always earn
During discussions avoid disruptions
With needless talk or rude interruptions
Please raise your hand before you talk out
So all may hear what your thoughts are about
In the music room there are lots of neat things
But before you touch let the warning bells ring
Take care of supplies, instruments and books
Treat them respectfully. Don’t be a crook!
Put things back where they were found
So Mrs. King won’t have to frown
Keep your papers nice and crisp
Don’t fold or crinkle or wad or twist
Here is something for you to consider
Where is the place we deposit litter?
It’s not the hallway or music room floor or carpet
But in the waste basket is where we drop it
There should be absolutely no gum in this class.
No candy, no food, no drinks. Don’t ask.
If in your shoe rocks or dirt is seen
Dump them in the trash. Let’s keep our room clean.
Never hurl insults or words of hate or fear
“Please” and “Thank You” are better to hear
Do not use language in a negative way
Try “Good job!”, “Keep trying!” or “Have a great day!”
If you think this poem is too long to remember
Here are 3 rules that can make you a winner
Respect the property of each and everyone
Respect others. Respect yourself. That’s three. You’re done.
By treating each other with consideration
You will enjoy a first rate education
But if these rules you do neglect
This poem written out I will collect.