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“Haiku” is a traditional form of Japanese poetry. Haiku poems consist of 3 lines. The first and last lines of a Haiku have 5 syllables and the middle line has 7 syllables. The lines rarely rhyme and are often about things found in nature.  This month’s challenge includes an Haiku poem and a paper plate about spring.  Over the next week, use your senses for signs of spring.  You might see a flower budding, hear a frog croaking or smell cut grass.  Select a topic and write a Haiku.  To learn more about Haiku poems, watch the video below.

Once your poem is ready, you need to find a creative way to display your poem on a paper plate.  F193ae96d609225b494c1c38f4fa9113eeel free to cut, paint, decorate your plate so it represents your poem.  Don’t forget to:

  • Type or write your poem on the plate.
  • Use creativity to design your plate.
  • Submit your entry by April 25th.
  • Include your name, your teacher’s name and grade.
  • Think Spring!
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