Monday, April 15, 2013

Poetry Month - Day 15: Itinerant

Today's word, Itinerant, was suggested by my friend, Sibby! We're both Itinerant Teachers who work with students who are deaf or hard of hearing. After a long day at work, it was pretty easy to write this! I love being a hearing Itinerant and I love my students! I'm so lucky I get to work with kids from 3 - 18 year old! No classroom teacher has that wide a spectrum! This poem is dedicated to my fellow itinerants!!


I work as an itinerant.
I go from school to school.
It’s been a very lengthy stint
and I still think it’s cool!

My sons say I don’t really teach,
since I don’t have a class.
And that’s when I begin my speech
in answer to their sass.

I teach my students many skills
to help them do their best.
My lessons aren’t just boring drills,
to which they will attest.

It helps to have a specialist
who’s always on their side.
Who makes sure they are not dismissed;
their hearing needs denied.

An advocate who fights for them
and leads them toward success.
Who turns a rock into a gem -
and settles for no less.

So, maybe I work one-on-one
instead of with a class.
I think my job is lots of fun.
In fact, my job kicks ___!

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