Hey, Mom and Dad! I got my grades!
And you'll be thrilled to hear
the marks on our report cards
are changed around this year.
A bunch of kids were telling me
this morning on the bus,
that they had heard some teachers say
that Fs are "fabulous."
And Ds are proudly given out
for work that's "dynamite."
They're used to honor kids like me,
whose brains are really bright.
So C of course is super "cool"-
I've got a few of those.
I wish they could be Ds and Fs,
but that's the way it goes.
I'm pleased to see my teacher
didn't give an A or B.
I've worked too hard for one of those.
Gosh, aren't you proud of me?
I see you don't believe me.
You think that I am lying?
At least you will agree
that I should get an A for trying!
Text © Ted Scheu, reprinted from If
Kids Ruled the School published by Meadowbrook Press.
Illustration © Stephen Carpenter. Any copying or use
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