Hi Haiku! Nice to Meet You!!

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This week, we have been reading a story about a journey from Japan to California.   Click on our post Resources for “Grandfather’s Journey” to learn more about the story and our learning activities around it.

Our writing assignment this week is to compose an original haiku poem.  Haiku is a non-rhyming type of poetry from the Japanese culture. Haiku poets write about everyday things.  Many themes include nature, feelings, or experiences.

This week, our students will write traditional haiku.  We will then share our haiku in a class Haiku Exhibit and Competition.  We will vote for our favorite haiku poem.  Please stay tuned…

Here is Ms. Rankin’s very first Haiku:

Click here for your Haiku Template.

Express!  Press on!!

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13 responses »

  1. I always love visiting your class and seeing you in action. I have one of your poems up in my office and I can’t wait to read them all!

  2. Beautiful work! I was very impressed with your classroom, students, and wonderful teacher! Loved seeing the ipad in action. This blog is awesome, outstanding display of student work!
    Susan Astarita

  3. It was lots of fun to have the Haiku Template Competition. But, I do have to admit that even though I had the chance to vote for myself I had the heart to vote for Jesenia’s haiku, which is ”The Moon.” I did that because I’m not the type of person that would be selfish and vote for myself. 🙂

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