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.
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.
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.
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.