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St. Patrick's Day is almost here! To get your students in the Irish spirit, here's a fun little song about writing limericks featuring Nick from the Imagine Learning software. Nick's song makes a perfect lesson plan to teach your students about writing limericks (the lyrics are below for your reference). To view the video, please install Microsoft Silverlight.   OR watch the video on YouTube here. And to get you in the Irish spirit, we'd like to have you participate in our annual limerick contest! Write your own limerick in the comments section below. Prizes will be awarded by our judges to the top three limericks: 1st prize: a complete DVD set of the Imagine Island TV show 2nd prize: a talking Mike the Microphone plush toy 3rd prize: a Booster bobblehead We'll accept submissions through end-of-day Sunday, March 18th. Special consideration will be given to limericks with an educational flavor, and also to student submissions. Check back next Monday to see the winners! Good luck (o' the Irish) to everyone! Need inspiration? Check out last year's entries. LIMERICK SONG LYRICS Hello! How are you? I’m Nick. Here to teach you a fun little trick. To have a good time when writing a rhyme try writing your own limerick! There are limericks of all different kinds. So how do you write one that shines? You’ll see that it’s cool if you follow the rule: a limerick is made of five lines. So listen close to this song. Lines one, two and five are all long. And in poems of this sort make lines three and four short and I promise you’ll never go wrong. You need to be sure and contrive to rhyme lines one, two, and five Then do it once more with lines three and four and your limerick surely will thrive! So let these pointers take hold And if you’ll write as you were told at the rainbow’s end you’ll find there my friend your own limerick pot o' gold!

St. Patrick's Day is almost here! To get your students in the Irish spirit, here's a fun little song about writing limericks featuring Nick from the Imagine Learning software. Nick's song makes a perfect lesson plan to teach your students about writing limericks (the lyrics are below for your reference).

Happy St. Patty's Day from Imagine LearningTo view the video, please install Microsoft Silverlight.

 

OR watch the video on YouTube here.

And to get you in the Irish spirit, we'd like to have you participate in our annual limerick contest! Write your own limerick in the comments section below. Prizes will be awarded by our judges to the top three limericks:

1st prize: a complete DVD set of the Imagine Island TV show 2nd prize: a talking Mike the Microphone plush toy 3rd prize: a Booster bobblehead

We'll accept submissions through end-of-day Sunday, March 18th. Special consideration will be given to limericks with an educational flavor, and also to student submissions. Check back next Monday to see the winners!

Good luck (o' the Irish) to everyone!

Need inspiration? Check out last year's entries.

LIMERICK SONG LYRICS

Hello! How are you? I’m Nick. Here to teach you a fun little trick. To have a good time when writing a rhyme try writing your own limerick!

There are limericks of all different kinds. So how do you write one that shines? You’ll see that it’s cool if you follow the rule: a limerick is made of five lines.

So listen close to this song. Lines one, two and five are all long. And in poems of this sort make lines three and four short and I promise you’ll never go wrong.

You need to be sure and contrive to rhyme lines one, two, and five Then do it once more with lines three and four and your limerick surely will thrive!

So let these pointers take hold And if you’ll write as you were told at the rainbow’s end you’ll find there my friend your own limerick pot o' gold!

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