4th Grade Celebrates Pig Day
March 1st is “National Pig Day” and is a day to find out just how special pigs are! Even though we think of pigs when we say things like “…your room is a pig-sty…”, pigs are actually very intelligent and clean animals. Pigs roll in the mud to cover their skin so they don’t get too hot or sunburned.
The 4th graders created “Pigericks” in honor of pig day. “Pigericks” are actually limerick poems about pigs. A limerick is a special kind of 5-line poem that follows a special pattern. Limericks have one couplet (or two rhyming lines) and a triplet (three rhyming lines). Limericks are usually easy to spot because they often start like this: “There once was a…”
We wrote a pig-erick as a class, then students wrote their own.
By: Room 219
There once was a pig from
Who was terrified of the dark.
When he went to bed
His mother always said,
“Under your bed there is a shark!”
Watch Author’s Chair Readings of our Pigericks!
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