What a fun morning! Henry's grandma, a veteran ELA teacher, paid a special visit to our intermediate ELA class today.
While noshing on traditional Irish Soday Bread, Mrs. Langmack explained to us the origin of limericks. Coming from Limerick, Ireland, limericks were originally spoken stories, passed down through generations. One "bearded" fellow, Edward Lear, began recording traditional limericks, and writing a bunch of his own. He published 112 limericks in the Book of Nonsense in 1846. He changed up his rhyme scheme throughout, but always promised the traditional laughter a limerick often brought!
Now, it was our turn to get the creative juices flowing! Donned with green mechanical pencils and green paper, Mrs. Langmack reviewed how to write a limerick of our own, following certain syllable rules. We had a blast writing the silliest limericks, while keeping track of syllables and our rhyme scheme. Take a look at some of our creations below.