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  • Barbara Day

    Better than goodbye: We're going to use this poem for our launch at the end of the day. Everyone knows the first two lines, but I don't think they'll know the rest of it. Each day we'll add a couple lines until we know the whole thing. It's not inspirational, but it sure is fun. We could vary it as they leave, with me saying a line, and the kids responding with the next one. Later we might try writing new lines. I debated if 4th graders would think this is babyish, but it's funny enough that I don't think the would at the beginning of the year.

  • Kristi Topp

    I love saying one of these to kids sometimes, instead of goodbye...

  • Kelly Lampman

    Goodbye Poem! I feel like the end of the day is always so rushed to get out the door. Maybe we could say the poem and then leave for the buses????

  • Di Sgh

    See you later alligator poem... Re write to say ciao, ciao, not chow, chow

  • Heather Bell

    15 ways to say goodbye to a child. Don't forget, "Bye bye, French fry!"

  • Alissa Porter

    "out the door dinosaur" "take care polar bear" cute good byes

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See you later, alligator. I didn't know it went on for so long, LOL!!

I'm totally going to use these in my every day life! Bye Bye Butterfly!

How cute to hang by the door! See you later, alligator! After a while, crocodile! In an hour, sunflower! Maybe two, kangaroo! Gotta go, buffale! Adios, hippos! Chow, chow brown cow! Adieu, Cockatoo! Better swish, Jellyfish! Chop chip, Lollipop! Goatta run, skeleton! Bye-bye, butterfly! Good-bye friends!

I grew up saying "See you later, alligator! After while, crocodile!" Did y'all? Haven't heard these others....

POST THIS BY THE EXIT DOOR~ This cute downloadable would make a fun mini-display at the school's main exit door where teachers dismiss their students!

This is the stuff I have to deal with from my mother the kindergarten teacher.

So fun for kids to say! Grandma greetings!!!

See you later alligator! Wow, didn't know the poem was really that long... LOL

See ya soon raccoon. Time to go buffalo. Take care teddy bear. Can’t stay blue jay. What's the story morning glory? What's the tale nightingale? Tootleloo kangaroo. Out the door dinosaur. Hang loose mongoose. Here's a hug ladybug. Mañana iguana. Okey dokey smokey.

Love this- I was running out of rhymes ;)

See You Later Alligator... I so did not know all these! Too fun!