Thursday, May 29, 2014

Haikus in the "Eyes of a Second Grader"

We are in the midst of our poetry unit.  This week we spent talking about Haikus.  I did a lot of teaching and practicing syllable counting before showing them the 5-7-5 pattern of a Haiku.  

Most of my students need a little inspiration for ideas or topics to write about.  This time their "inspiration" came in the form of a few colored blobs of paint dropped onto a piece of white paper, then folded in half.  
The kids LOVED deciding what their "paint blobs" looked like. I loved watching them turning their papers around in every direction to get the best picture.  

After they decided what their picture looked like, they wrote their Haikus about it.

This one is two bunnies:


A Pinching Crab:


An Eagle:

A Dragonfly:

My favorite,  The Head of a Horse:



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