The Missing Paint

paintonshelvesThe paint is missing!

The paint! The paint!

Oh where, oh where has it gone?

I see it no more, when I open the door.

Oh where, oh where has it gone?


lockedcabinetIt has been replaced, replaced, you say
And what, and what is there now?
Is it glue, is it glitter, is it cray-pas perhaps?
Are there more things that we can enjoy?

We needed more room, for the testing stuff,
so, we decided to use up this space.
And now if you need paint, or other fun things,
you’ll have to look in a more obscure place.

(This poem is based on a true story of misplaced paint, moved to make room for testing materials.)

Happy Testing Season! 😉


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Article by Elizabeth Peterson

Elizabeth Peterson has devoted her life to education and to reaching out to other teachers who want to remain inspired. Mrs. Peterson teaches fourth grade in Amesbury, Massachusetts and is the host of She holds an M.Ed. in Education, “Arts and Learning” and a C.A.G.S. degree with a focus in “Arts Leadership and Learning.” Elizabeth is author of Inspired by Listening, a teacher resource book that includes a method of music integration she has developed and implemented into her own teaching. She teaches workshops and courses on the integration of the arts into the curriculum and organizes the annual summer Teacher Art Retreat. Mrs. Peterson believes there is a love of active, integrated learning in all children and from their enthusiasm, teachers can shape great opportunities to learn.
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