Every year, Imagine Learning holds a limerick contest for budding new poets–and every year, the contest is harder to judge!
Our 2017 Limerick Contest was no exception; we read so many wonderful and creative limericks that it was hard to choose a winner.
In the end, our judges voted for entries that best captured the distinctive rhyme and rhythm of a limerick, along with those that were especially creative in following this year’s theme: “My Favorite Subject.”
Congratulations, students–your limericks were amazing.
The Winning Limericks
Top prizes this year went to students of Carolyn S–by far the most entries received. Great job, students! Read more »
Our Imagine Math students are always game for sharing their learning successes with us. So, when we asked schools across the country to share their 2017 Pi Day celebrations with us, we weren’t disappointed!
Here are the winning Imagine Math classrooms and the creative ways they celebrated the biggest math day of the year.
Thompson Elementary – Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD (TX)
In Ms. Crump’s first block (homeroom) and second block classes, students created Pi Day posters that showcased the creative side of pi. Thanks for the inspiration!
Henderson Middle School – Vance County Public Schools (NC)
At Henderson, Mr. Banaag’s students made Pi Day into a week-long celebration, including Read more »
You don’t have to be a math geek to love Pi Day (March 14)–but it helps!
Like many others throughout the world, the Imagine Learning family celebrates Pi Day with pie, from blueberry to lemon chiffon–the more flavors, the better. But eating a slice of pie is only one time-honored tradition on Pi Day.
Fun ‘Pi Day’ Facts
How much do you really know about Pi Day? Test your knowledge with a few fun facts: Read more »
Who writes limericks these days—a clever leprechaun, perhaps?
While we don’t know about leprechauns, we can tell you this: it’s time for Imagine Learning’s annual limerick contest, starring YOU—students from our partner schools across the country.
So, what is a limerick, anyway? Here’s an example:
You really don’t need to nitpick
when you write down your first limerick.
Just think of our theme,
Then, take time to dream.
Your rhyme’s sure to dazzle St. Patrick!
Now that you have a general idea of what a limerick is, watch The Limerick Song (below) to learn all the rules of limerick writing.
You can also view this video directly on Vimeo. Next–on to the rules! Read more »
The holiday season is a busy time for educators. One day it could be an intense new project for the first-graders; the next day it might be a food drive that involves the entire school.
During times like these, exhaustion hits hard–and the holiday break can’t come soon enough.
But every now and then, a word of encouragement to a struggling student can make all the difference. Who knows–that extra boost might just help a struggling student triumph over a hard math problem. Or help a shy student speak up in class. Or help an English language learner read at grade level for the first time.
To all who work so hard to nurture the minds and hearts of kids, please enjoy the video below–and happy holidays!