“Twas the night before Hoopla, and all through the school,
Ms. Margaret was shopping. She’s been such a fool!
Did I order the pizza, will they like every present?
Have I done everything to assure that it’s pleasant?
Meanwhile, I walk just so I remember
That I’m in a school this week in December.
And this is for sure, for it’s what I see:
There’s Reading and Writing and great harmony!
They’re solving for variables, and linear slope,
And not once I see a mathematical mope.
In English, they’re parsing and setting a trend
Of nouns, verbs, and commas, a diagram’s friend.
In History, the students are discussing galore
A time in the past of our own Civil War.
Science impressed me with their knowledge of soil,
Which horizon is Wharton Street, oh, tell me, Ms. Doyle?
I had no answer to give them, but they gave me a fright.
So I turned on my heels and I turned off the light.
I wished them good day, and I called out the lines.
Please go out the doors and follow the signs.
Let’s all have fun hoopla, and make such a merry.
Then, get to the break – we’re in such a hurry.
But let’s not forget to wish everyone well.
Good hoopla to all! May the hoopla be swell!