2 Where do all the Teachers Go? Poet : Peter DixonAbout the poet : Peter Dixon is a poet, performer, and educationalist. His poetry and outlook centres on the potential of human imagination – and the importance of learning being enjoyable and rewarding. Peter is also a prolific visual artist whose paintings have developed something of a cult following, with a number of galleries in London and the South of England showcasing his distinctive work on a regular basis.
3 Poem :Where do all the teachers goWhen its four o clock ?Do they live in housesAnd do they wash their socks ?Do they wear pyjamasAnd do they watch TV?And do they pick their nosesThe same as you and me ?
4 Do they live with other people Have they mums and dads Do they live with other people Have they mums and dads ? And were they ever children And wree they ever bad ? Did they ever , never spell right Did they ever make mistakes ? Were they punished in the corner If they pinched the chocolate flakes ? Did they ever lose their hymn books
5 Did they ever leave their greens Did they ever leave their greens ? Did they scribble on the desk tops Did they wear old dirty jeans ? I’ll follow one back home today I’ll find out what they do then I’ll put it in a poem That they can read to you . Peter Dixon
6 SUMMARYFor a little child a teacher is special. It is difficult for small children to think of his/her teacher as an ordinary person. All the students are under great confusion that where all the teachers go? They worry if the teachers have mums and dads and they ever made mistakes. They wonder if the teachers also wear pyjamas or watch TV.
7 WORKSHEET Read the passage and answer the questions: Where do all the teachers goWhen it is four’o’clockDo they live in housesAnd do they wash their socks?Do they wear pyjamasAnd do they watch TV?And do they pick their nosesThe same as you and me?What two things the teachers do at home?
8 2. What does you and me stand for? 3. Which word rhymes with clock?2. What do you think these phrases from the poem mean:Punished in the cornerLeave their greens