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Going back to school isn’t easy for a lot of kids, but it’s particularly hard for kids who are attending a brand new school for the first time. Being the new kid is just plain hard.

Most of the time, I prefer to write lighthearted or funny poems, but I wrote this back-to-school poem because I’ve just seen too many kids struggle.

The fresh start of a brand new school year is the perfect time to open a dialogue to encourage all students to be inclusive, and not just to the new kid, but also the kids who struggle to fit in. A poem can be a vehicle to get kids talking.

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The Newest Kid is available as a FREEBIE.

On a more lighthearted note, here’s another back-to-school poem I like to introduce that was written over a century ago by well-known writer/poet, Robert Louis Stevenson.

Although we may not dress by candlelight anymore, twenty-first century kids going back to school can still relate to cutting their play time short with an earlier bedtime while the sun is still shining. It’s so unfair.

This poem is also featured in Mentor Poems for Teaching Poetry.
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