Taos News K-12 Weekly Challenge #3: Limericks!

Taos News K-12 Weekly Challenge #3: Limericks!

Week three's challenge is going to take some rhyming skills.

• Write a limerick on any topic. Limericks are five lines, usually funny and definitely fun to read aloud. The rhyme scheme is AABBA: The first, second and fifth longer lines share a rhyme, while the shorter third and fourth lines share a different rhyme.

Example 1:

There was an old man with a beard,

Who said, 'It is just as I feared!

Two owls and a hen,

Four larks and a wren,

Have all built their nests in my beard!'

Example 2:

I'd rather have fingers than toes,

I'd rather have ears than a nose.

And as for my hair,

I'm glad it's all there,

I'll be awfully sad, when it goes.

• Your limerick must be original. Don't copy someone else's verse.

• Type or write your limerick and email to editor@taosnews.com or text (505) 470-9843. Open to all K-12 graders and school staff in Taos County and the Enchanted Circle.

• Include your name, grade and school with your limerick.

• Deadline: Tuesday (April 21), noon

Weekly Challenge #2: Limericks and such from Taos students:

"Abracadabra" the wise magician said,

Then appeared a rabbit on his head,

He put the rabbit back in the hat,

"Hocus Pocus" - he turned to a cat,

Who chased the mouse that ate stale bread.

- Santiago J. DeHerrera, sixth grade, Taos Middle School

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I have many pets in my house.

One cat, one dog, but no mouse.

Also, my six chickens that "cheep"

And lay eggs to earn keep,

Which is all quite normal for Taos.

- Dominic J. Montoya Jr., second grade, Enos Garcia Elementary

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When having a meeting on Zoom

People are in their room

But if it's not clean

Use a pic on your screen

Be careful or it'll be your costume.

- Jesus Alfredo Rosales, sixth grade, Taos Middle School

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There was an old lady of France,

Who taught little ducklings to dance,

When she said "Tick-a-lack,"

They only said "Quack!"

Which grieved that old lady of France.

- Giselle Morales, sixth grade, Taos Middle School

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The pad had a rocket with some fuel,

The rocket launched with a mule.

The mule was really mad,

Seeing space made him glad,

He rode the rocket back to refuel.

- Stefan Brier, sixth grade, Taos Integrated School of the Arts

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There once was a giraffe from Australia.

She said, "See the swamp, Azalea!"

It was very white,

But not very back bite,

And she couldn't resist the dahlia.

- Abigail Garcia, sixth grade, TISA

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They once had dreams,

Dreams of moonbeams,

No more sleep

The mountains are steep,

They fell to the regimes.

- Flora Mack, sixth grade, TISA

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There once was a man named Jack

He enjoyed going out of his house through the back.

Jack once had a knife,

And oh what a life he had with the knife

So out through the back he went.

- Aireal Tobar, eighth grade, TISA (written about Jack the Ripper)

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There was a boy who liked to stare

With a weirdly menacing glare.

But his smile

Was quite vile,

The boy had great flare.

- Estevan Martinez, seventh grade, TISA

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There was an old bloke

Who drank lots of coke.

The more he was handed,

The more he expanded

Until he'd explode if you poke.

- Amelia Martinez, seventh grade, TISA

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The sign was really huge and bright

Always giving off aluminum light.

The sign was really blue

Mostly giving a neon hue,

Once you see the sign it's really a site.

- Mariah Cebada, eighth grade, TISA

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Not quite limericks, but still fun

I fell off my broom

So I shave my shoe.

My shoe is gone

Now I shave my vacuum.

They all have been shaved.

I slept in an air bed

With no room to spare

With no one in sight I slept like a bear.

They heard a noise, don't you fight, it's someone snoring.

- Isella Padilla, sixth grade, Taos Middle School

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A bird with a nerd were friends

The bird lives in the nerd's house,

The mom always wears a blouse

They are all friends.

-Anais Berger-Morlan, TISA

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Thanks to all of this week's wonderful Taos News Weekly Challenge participants!

RESULTS FROM ALL TAOS NEWS K-12 WEEKLY CHALLENGES

K-12 Weekly Challenge #3: Limericks!

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