I am testing out a new English curriculum this year for my two middle-schoolers; Charlotte Mason-themed Language Lessons for the Secondary Child, Volume 1.
Lesson #16 was about writing Limericks. Here are the results of their first shot –
“Dinky Tumblina”, age 10, wrote:
There was a snake whose name was Jake.
He had a beautiful home on a lake.
His friend was a goat who had a boat.
And liked to float in his moat.
They ate cake and got a belly ache.
and “Ant”, age 12, wrote:
There once was a slimy old frog.
He lived in a grimy log.
He had a wonderful wife.
He liked his life,
Until he was attacked by a dog.
Okay, Ant, that ending is a bit disturbing…