Monday, March 17, 2014

Slice of Life: Henry and Mudge Limericks 17 of 31

It's day 17 of the March Slice of Life Challenge.  We're more than half way through 31 days of writing.   Thanks to the amazing Two Writing Teachers team for all of their support in this event.  

Since it's St. Patrick's Day, and I needed to write something my students might enjoy, I decided to create a few limericks about Henry and Mudge.  We've been enjoying these books by Cynthia Rylant for a few weeks now.

There once was a very young boy,
He wanted a dog not a toy.
He begged and he cried.
He tried and he tried.
The pet would bring him great joy

There once was a mom and a dad,
Who said a friend for Henry wouldn't be bad.
They got him a pet.
A dog, you can bet.
For all of this, Henry was glad.

There was once a dog named Mudge.
For a treat, he didn't want fudge.
It was crackers to eat.
For his favorite treat.
On that, he just wouldn't budge.

On another note, my first grade niece wrote a Slice of Life about me.  She named me the cookie monster!  Can you believe it?  Okay, maybe you can believe it.

My niece wrote a story 'bout me,
A cookie monster I just can't be.
Yes, I ate and I ate,
But I had to clean plate.
Wasting Girl Scout cookies I cannot see.

There once was an aunt very sweet,
It was Girl Scout Cookies that she would eat.
She loved Tagalongs too.
What was she to do?
These cookies just cannot be beat.


  1. I love how our literate lives find their way into our children's lives.

  2. Limericks are perfect for today and I delighted in yours.

  3. I loved having the classes write Limericks this week of school. Your niece did a great job....has her aunt pegged. :-)

  4. Great limericks, Cathy - and all the more fun because I did so love reading those books with my youngest.

  5. Great job!!!! You are great with limericks even if you are a cookie monster!!

  6. Funny! You are going to be all ready to write poetry in April! I want to share the Henry and Mudge ones with my second grade intervention group today. They have been reading/loving that series for the past few weeks.


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