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.

More Center Focus Ideas

Observe An Inchworm
Washer Weights
Time Capsule Diorama
Surf the World
Famous Places Wall
Non-fiction Poetry
Discover the Explorers
What is the Moral?
How fast Can You Run?
Food From Around the World
How Many Squares?
Rebus Stories
Dough Dreidel
Know Your Presidents
Historical Perspective
Presidential Fractions
Where Did the Easter Bunny Come From?
Patron Saint of Lovers
Pumpkin Volumes
Trefoil Observation
Valentine Flower Pots
Survey Says
Story Problems
How Much is 2000, Anyway?
"A Busy Year" Art
Make Your Own Collage
Sand Separation
Bring Your Own Tale
Balloon Rocket
Money from Around the World
Chalk Drawings
Unscramble the Words
Depict an Event
Different Perspectives on Columbus
The Heart of the Matter
Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!
Record a Story
Walk a Mile in Their Boots
How Far is Sydney?
Rhyming Match
Where Did He Go?
Matching Animals To Their Names
Cinderella, Cinderella
Giant Kiss