Join us for a free webinar on Thursday, April 18 with special guest Sonia Nazario, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist, who points out that one in four children in public schools across the United States are now immigrants or the child of an immigrant, and discusses the tremendous traumas many of these children face even before landing in American classrooms. Her passion for this subject is evident in the article she wrote that appears in the New York Times this week about migrant children in America’s judicial system. Read more »
Last week we hosted a St. Patrick’s Day limerick contest. To help everyone get into the spirit—and to learn more about how to write a limerick—we shared one of our favorite songs. And we received many responses, thank you! There were so many good entries this year, our judges needed a little Luck of the Irish just to pick a winner! Read more »
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).
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 $25 Amazon gift card
2nd prize: a Booster bobblehead
3rd prize: a talking Mike the Microphone plush toy
We’ll accept submissions through end-of-day Monday, March 18th. Special consideration will be given to limericks with an educational flavor, and also to student submissions. Check back often to see the entries—and who won!
Good luck (o’ the Irish) to everyone!
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!