poetryaction to Sometimes You Barf

Happy Poetry Friday! Maybe you overindulged yesterday and can relate to this book. I personally have a brickle hangover. And Captain Jack got sick yesterday and guess who was on clean-up duty. Yup, me. Ugh. Anyway…

Sometimes You Barf

 

We’ve all been the kid or sat next to the kid or been teaching the kid who barfed right in front of everybody. Author/illustrator Nancy Carlson takes a warm, funny, reassuring look at that topic in this picture book, which belongs in pretty much every pre‑K through 3rd-grade classroom (maybe older!). Sometimes You Barf makes life’s embarrassing moments feel a little less like tragedies.

Here I am reading my poetryaction:

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26 Responses

  1. Laura,
    This poem should be dedicated to school custodians everywhere! They have to deal with some tough stuff. This poem takes all back to a day when…

    1. Soooo perfect! The two weeks before vacation, the flu was running rampant at my school, and we set records, I’m pretty sure, for the number of kids that tossed their cookies. I am giving this to our facility manager when I go into work on Monday!

    2. They are the unsung heroes of our schools. I mean, teachers are underappreciated a lot, too! But custodians are practically invisible while doing their very necessary jobs, so it was nice to honor one in a poem:>)

  2. Laura,
    This poem should be dedicated to school custodians everywhere! They have to deal with some tough stuff. This poem takes all back to a day when…

    1. Soooo perfect! The two weeks before vacation, the flu was running rampant at my school, and we set records, I’m pretty sure, for the number of kids that tossed their cookies. I am giving this to our facility manager when I go into work on Monday!

    2. They are the unsung heroes of our schools. I mean, teachers are underappreciated a lot, too! But custodians are practically invisible while doing their very necessary jobs, so it was nice to honor one in a poem:>)

  3. Oh, my, what a topic! I do have a particularly painful memory from first grade… I never really thought about who had to clean that up as I was whisked to the nurse for check-out. I have other memories from raising kids… one involved some projectile vomiting at the top of the play structure that sent all the otherparents scurrying to remove their kids from the playground. (I buckled kids and carseats and cleaned that one up myself. Joy.) Happy Poetry Friday, Laura! xo

    1. Oh, no! That sounds…memorable, indeed. I had a close call on a school visit, but luckily the 1st grader barely missed me:>)

  4. Oh, my, what a topic! I do have a particularly painful memory from first grade… I never really thought about who had to clean that up as I was whisked to the nurse for check-out. I have other memories from raising kids… one involved some projectile vomiting at the top of the play structure that sent all the otherparents scurrying to remove their kids from the playground. (I buckled kids and carseats and cleaned that one up myself. Joy.) Happy Poetry Friday, Laura! xo

    1. Oh, no! That sounds…memorable, indeed. I had a close call on a school visit, but luckily the 1st grader barely missed me:>)

    1. Eeeuuuw–I haven’t read that one. Not sure I could be so sanguine about bugs in my hair!

    1. Eeeuuuw–I haven’t read that one. Not sure I could be so sanguine about bugs in my hair!

  5. Laura, I genuinely enjoyed a laugh over this poem that I would love to share with all custodians, the unsung heroes of elementary school. This was a wonderful recounting of exactly what happens during a live classroom. Thanks for sharing and I hope you join me for the next gallery that I will invite all to join.

    1. Thanks, Carol. I hope so, too. This one got away from me with the holidays and unexpected travel due to family health issues. Not to mention work deadlines:>) Maybe next time, though!

  6. Laura, I genuinely enjoyed a laugh over this poem that I would love to share with all custodians, the unsung heroes of elementary school. This was a wonderful recounting of exactly what happens during a live classroom. Thanks for sharing and I hope you join me for the next gallery that I will invite all to join.

    1. Thanks, Carol. I hope so, too. This one got away from me with the holidays and unexpected travel due to family health issues. Not to mention work deadlines:>) Maybe next time, though!

  7. What kid wouldn’t love the title/cover of that book?! Thanks for taking a humorous look at the overindulgence most of us experienced over the holidays! 😉

  8. What kid wouldn’t love the title/cover of that book?! Thanks for taking a humorous look at the overindulgence most of us experienced over the holidays! 😉

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