Center Focus


  1. Find several examples of limericks to place at this center. Here's a traditional anonymous one:

    A Young Lady of Lynn
    There was a young lady of Lynn,
    Who was so uncommonly thin
               That when she essayed
               To drink lemonade,
    She slipped through the straw and fell in.

  2. Have your students read many limericks to get a feel for the unusual rhythm and style. They should see the humor that is common to most limericks.
  3. Have them write their own humorous limericks.
  4. Encourage them to write several and then choose their favorite one to illustrate and share with the class.

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Popping Popcorn
Flannel Board Phonics
Love Songs
Junk Ship
Bring Your Own Tale
Walk a Mile in Their Boots
Food For Thought
Decorative Vase
Am I a Square?
Inclined to Slide
Spinner Probability
Create an Instrument
What Weighs More?
Giant Kiss
What Adds Up to 10?
Student Editorial
Record a Story
Distances Traveled
Alphabetizing Objects
Millennium Mural
The Pumpkin
Turkey Math
Dancin’ Raisins
Hackey Sack
Aluminum Boat Contest
Inching Along
Word Association
Volume Conversions
Matching Animals To Their Names
How Many Classrooms Fit?
Put the Story in Order
Persuasive Essay About "Millennium"
Candy Heart Count
Tack Probability
Author Spotlight
Balloon Rocket
Height of a Tree
Discovering the Area of Triangles
Egg Weight
String Art
U.S. Percentages
Spring Into Science
What’s the Stamp Worth?
Washer Weights
Story in a Bag