Thursday, 14 April 2016

L is for Lost Property

Welcome to my posts for the A to Z Challenge 2016.
This year, I am posting 
Special School Stories
 tales from either my time as a teacher or teaching assistant within classrooms in the U.K. or from my own school days growing up around the country

Where are my gloves?
Have you seen my socks?
The teacher groans
“Check Lost Property box!”

I can’t find my hat
I’m missing a welly
I found my lunch bag
But it’s gone all smelly!

My glasses are gone,
My pen’s disappeared
Have you checked Lost Property?
It’s as I feared

An over-sized yo-yo
A bunch of keys
And goodness me
What's one of these?

And here's a violin
in it's case
and a cuddly toy
with a funny face

Whose brand new coat?
And whose school tie?
And one lost trainer
I wonder why?

It's in this box
Instead of P.E. bag
The teacher’s voice
begins to nag

As if they’ve not
been told before
All items left
In school by 4

Will be taken to the lost property store!

Can you remember losing things at school?  Did you ever find them again?  Did you check Lost Property and find unusual items there?


  1. Oh my yes, I remember going through the "lost and found" box at the end of each year for my sons!! Nice poem!!

  2. I never lost stuff :)

    But I'm amazed at the kids' grade school how huge the lost and found pile would get. Seems like some kids have an infinite supply of jackets and such, because they don't seem to come looking. Every so often they spread everything out in front of the school at pickup time for people to claim.

  3. Great list poem. Today I'm the one who couldn't find my copy of "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"!

  4. Great poem :). I don't remember ever losing stuff, but that may just be because my memory is refusing to work :) I do remember dropping my pocket money down the girl's loo once and being devastated (a kindly adult rescued the situation :)).
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  5. I love the poem!
    I'm sure I must have lost a mitten or hat at one time or another. Recently, I've lost a wedding ring, twice and found them both times.

  6. I LOVED the lost property bin-probably a precursor to my loving garage sales now.

  7. I couldn't lose my glasses - ever - I can't see without them!! very cute poem