Tuesday, March 9, 2010


There once was a strange lady who taught her three precious daughters at home
She walked around the house wide eyed with hair looking in need of a comb
"Oh my, my, what have I done?" she asked over and over with a desperate moan
Kids crying, paper flying, and laundry that looked like it was caught in a cyclone
But she knew that it took more than a day to build the City of Rome.

That is my very poetic limerick. The good thing about limericks, especially for me, is that they can be nonsensical and silly. The girls and I had fun today writing some limericks. We went over counting syllables and that lines 1,2, and 3 rhyme and have the same number of syllables and that lines 4,5 rhyme and have the same number of syllables.

I used a worksheet with Soph to help her write her poem.

Em branched out on her own and wrote one. When we were finished we put them on a shamrock to hang in our schoolroom.

Little One worked on coloring a shamrock while we wrote our poems. Then proceeded to put together a picnic lunch for us. Almost 3 year olds are very industrious and she earns her keep.

If you head over to my main blog you can help me finish a limerick for a chance to win a St.Patrick's Day basket the girls have put together.


  1. What a great way to tie in St. Patrick's Day!

  2. nathan did a limerick lesson last fall and we had a lot of fun with it! Love the tie in with St. Patrick's day for yours!

  3. Thanks Chryl and Aimee we've been having fun!