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Built in 1907, New Suffolk School educates children in New Suffolk from grades Pre-K through 6.  Within the school’s three classrooms, under the guidance of outstanding teachers, students study the general subjects of English Language Arts, Social Studies, Math and Science. Also offered through part-time teachers are enrichment classes in Physical Education, Music, Art and Drama. 

🍀St. Patrick's Day Limericks🍀

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.

 

By Anna

By Anna

By Henry

By Henry

By Maddie

By Maddie

By Joe

By Joe

By Mrs. P

By Mrs. P

Reading from the Book of Nonsense  

Reading from the Book of Nonsense  

Getting our creative juices flowing

Getting our creative juices flowing

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