Please Mrs Butler

Today in Literacy we have been looking carefully at the famous Allan Allberg poem, Please Mrs Butler. we looked carefully at the rhyming structure, the four line stanzas and the fact that each line had a similar number of syllables, so that the poem maintained a fast rhythm.

We set ourselves the task of writing our own version. Enjoy reading them below:

Abi P

Please Mrs Butler

 

Please Mrs Butler

This boy Derek Drew

Keeps distracting me Miss

What shall I do?

 

Go and sit by the wall dear

Go and sit by the door

Go and sit by the window pane

But don’t ask me anymore!

 

Please Mrs Butler

This boy Derek Drew

Keeps pinching and talking to me

What shall I do?

 

Put some more layers on

Teach him to speak Latin

But whatever you do dear

You really don’t stop chatting!

 

Please Mrs Butler

This boy Derek Drew

Keeps poking me Miss

What shall I do?

 

Go and hide in the cupboard dear

Poke him back if you wish too

Work under the table, dear

What do you want me to do?

Elias

PLEASE MRS BUTLER!

Please Mrs Butler,

This boy Derek Drew,

Keeps on kicking me,

What shall I do?

 

Sit on the table, dear,

Cycle to France,

Go kick him back, my love,

It’s your only chance!

 

 

Please Mrs Butler,

This boy Derek Drew,

Keeps on poking me,

What shall I do?

 

Go and sit in the basement dear,

Copy him and be a pest,

Try to poke him back my flower,

Do whatever is best.

 

Please Mrs Butler,

This Boy Derek Drew,

Wont be a brat Miss,

What shall I do?

 

This is enough now,

You’re just like an elf,

You’re so annoying,

You’re a brat yourself!

Will R

Please Mrs Butler

This boy Derek Drew

Keeps on kicking me

What shall I do?

 

Go into the toilet

Bring out a nuke

Blow his head off

Now that’s a big fluke.

 

Please Mrs Butler

This boy Derek Drew

Ripped my book up

What should I do?

 

Run away to India

Hide in the loo

Do what ever you want, my lamb

Do what you ever you want to do.

 

Please Mrs Butler

This boy Derek Drew

Keeps ripping my homework up

What shall I do?

 

Punch him in the face

Kick him up the bum

Point at him if you like, my love

That’s what I’ve done.

Lily

Please Mrs Butler

Please Mrs Butler

This boy Derek Drew

Keeps taking screws out my chair, Miss

What shall I do?

 

Go and hide in the toilet dear

Go and sit by the door

Go and sit by the window sill

But don’t ask me anymore!

 

Please Mrs Butler

This boy Derek Drew

Keeps sneezing on my work, Miss

What shall I do?

 

Go and sit by me, dear

Tell him he`s got the flu

Go and sit on the floor

I don’t care what you do!

 

Elyse

 

Please Mrs Butler

Please Mrs Butler

This Boy Derek Drew

Keeps scribbling on my work miss

Whatever shall I do?

 

Cut it all off dear

Put it in a bun

Hide it in a cap, my lamb

Or go and tell your Mum

 

Please Mrs Butler

This boy Derek Drew

Keeps kicking at my chair, Miss

What ever shall I do?

 

Take away your chair dear

Go, sit on the floor

Try to kick him back, my love

Just don’t whine any more

 

Please Mrs Butler

This Boy Derek Drew

Keeps scribbling on my work miss

What ever shall I do?

 

Look him in the eye dear

Tell him what is right

Scribble on his work, my flower

Even if it takes all night!

 

Katie

Please Mrs Butler

Please Mrs Butler

This boy Derek Drew

Keeps tugging at my hair, Miss

What shall I do?

 

Chop it all off my darling

Put it in a bun

Hide it in a hat, dear

Or go and tell your mum

 

Please Mrs Butler

This boy Derek Drew

Keeps poking at my eye, Miss

What shall I do?

 

Put an eye patch over it, dear

Poke it out with your finger

Hide it with your hand

But make sure you don’t linger

 

Please Mrs Butler

This boy Derek Drew

Keeps looking at me funny, Miss

What shall I do?

 

Hide your eyes with a bandanna, dear

Go and hide behind a door

Stare at him back like he does

Just don’t break the law

 

Abi E

Please Mrs Butler

 

Please Mrs Butler

This boy Derek Drew

Keeps prodding me under the table, Miss

What should I do?

 

Go hide in the street, dear

Go stand in the loo

Write to the Governor

Do whatever you must do

 

Kirsten

 

Please Mrs Butler

This boy Derek Drew

Keeps on talking to me, Miss

What shall I do?

 

Go and seat at the back, dear

Close your ears

Cut them out if you like

But make sure you can’t hear

 

Please Mrs Butler

This boy Derek Drew

Keeps on shouting at me, Miss

What shall I do?

 

Go to the toilet, dear

Where it is quiet

Don’t make a noise

Make sure you don’t cause a riot

 

Please Mrs Butler

This boy Derek Drew

Keeps  throwing things at me, Miss

What shall I do?

 

Go outside the playground, dear

Where he can’t throw you a can

Put an armour if you like

Do whatever you can

 

 

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