What Do Teachers Do (After You Leave School)? (Carolrhoda Picture Books)

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THIS PAGEINTENTIONALLYLEFT BLANKText copyright 2006 by Anne BowenIllustrations copyright 2006 by Barry Gott All rights reserved. International copyright secured.No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmittedin any form or by any meanselectronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwisewithout the prior written permission of Lerner Publishing Group, except for the inclusion ofbrief quotations in an acknowledged review.Carolrhoda Books, Inc. A division of Lerner Publishing Group241 First Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55401 U.S.A.Website address: www.lernerbooks.comLibrary of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication DataBowen, Anne, 1952What do teachers do (after you leave school)? / by Anne Bowen ; illustrations by Barry Gott.p. cm.Summary: Rhyming text reveals the surprising ways that teachers behave when their students are not at school.ISBN-13: 978-1-57505-922-8 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)ISBN-10: 1-57505-922-3 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)[1. TeachersFiction. 2. SchoolsFiction. 3. Stories in rhyme.] I. Gott, Barry, ill. II. Title.PZ8.3.B6746Sho 2006[E]dc22 2005033957Manufactured in the United States of America1 2 3 4 5 6 JR 11 10 09 08 07 06For the Gramercy Elementary teachersA. B.For RoseB. G.eISBN-10: 0-8225-7195-1eISBN-13: 978-0-8225-7195-7 http://www.lernerbooks.comtCAROLRHODA BOOKS, INC. MINNEAPOLIS NEW YORKWhat do teachers do when the bell rings at three,when you hurry home so glad to be free?When classrooms are hushed and the hallways are too,when everyones gone what do teachers do? The day s over! Hooray!They change into jeans and get ready to play. They shout to their friends,The day s over! Hooray!They zip through the doors,yelling, First on the slide!Come on now, lets gofor a slippery ride.BAM!SLAM! WHAM!They pull on their skatesfor a cruise down the halls.They zip and they zoomuntil one slips and falls.They play games of basketballdown in the gymhigh-fiving, slam-dunking it,over the rim.When their tummies rumble,its time for a treat,so what kinds of snacksdo those teachers eat?They munch on coldpizzaleft over from lunch,then wash it all downwith raspberry punch.disgusting . . .They fling pepperoniwith all of their mightA gigantic, colossal, disgusting . . .Some paint all their toenailsWhen everyones stuffedand all fizzled out,what do teachers dowhile lounging about?a bright, shiny red.Some teachers read storiesto hamsters instead.Some teachers play Scrabble,some dance in their socks,while others build towersfrom big plastic blocks.Until . . .Until . . .the naughtiest teacher(hes always the one) says, This is so boring!Lets have some real fun.This is so boring!Lets have some real fun.I found these old beakersin room two-o-four.Theres all kinds of stuffon shelves by the door!I found these old beakersin room two-o-four.Theres all kinds of stuffon shelves by the door!wahoo!cry the teachers.Why, this is so coolour own secret labright here in the school!wahoo!They wear plastic goggles,fill beakers with goop.They grin wicked grinswhile preparing slime soup.o o o o o o o o o o p s !splat!s p u t t e r !s m at !Now keep a close lookoutin case you-know-whodiscovers us in herecreating this stew!The soupy goopbubbles,explodes in midair,with smelly green-gobbiesthat hit teachers hair.And then from the hallway,there comes a B-A-A-A-D sound.The teachers stand still.They k now theyve been found.ITSPRINCIPAL BARBER!ITSPRINCIPAL BARBER!She opens the door,as globs of thick slimedrip onto the floor.Whats going on, Teachers?Now what have you done?You dont have permission. . .fun!Come in, call the teachers,and make your own goo.Just put on some goggles.Get ready to brew.but this looks like fun!So on through the long night,till quarter past six,those teachers keep busyconcocting their mix.Oh, dear! someone cries.Just look at the time!Wed better work quicklyto clean up this slime.until they are through.scrubbing and scraping,washing and wiping,cleaningand shining,sprayingand drying. . .dusting and sweeping,The teachers are frantic.Theres so much to do:When the school bell rrrrinnnngand the doors open wide, what do teachers do when YOU come inside? sThey stand by their classrooms.They simply cant wait to call to the students,Why, isnt this great? The school felt so empty. Its good to see you! We missed you last night. . .nothingthere was nothing to do! Title PageCopyright page


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