4th graders get musical with haikus!

For their 7th poetry lesson, Twain 4th graders discovered haiku poems. Haiku is a short Japanese poem that only has three lines. The first line has 5 syllables, 7 in the second, and 5 in the third. Usually, haikus are about nature, but our theme for this week was music. The majority of 4th graders have played instruments such as the piano, flute, drums, guitar, violin, and even the ukulele.

Together we read the poem “Haiku,” by DJ Renegade. The poet described how he feels about Jazz. Jazz is the way/ brown sugar would sound if it was/ sprinkled in your ear. Music has the power to make us feel many emotions and expand our imaginations. To help students brainstorm ideas about music, we listened to the playlists I created, which showcased songs from different musical genres such as Hip-Hop, Jazz, Rock, Classical, Reggae, Rap, and Pop. Students wrote how the songs made them feel and turned their brainstorms into haiku poems.

Readers will definitely enjoy jamming to these musical haikus by Twain 4th graders.


Ms. Williams 4th Grade
Group 1


by Sofia C.

Hip-Hop makes me chill.
Sounds like beats mixed with other
stuff. Hip-Hop is calm.


Jazz Music
By Elias D.

Jazz is so groovy.
Jazz inspires me to dance.
Jazz makes me happy.




Ms. Hayes 4th Grade
Group 2


By Isaiah C.

Hip-Hop is music
to my ears, like the ocean
waves, move side to side.


Taylor Swift
By Delilah M.

Taylor Swift makes me
feel like vibing in the car.
Taylor Swift is great.

It is like so nice.
Taylor Swift is Country
music that’s so nice.




Ms. Soldat 4th Grade
Group 3


By Fernando H.

The drum makes me cool.
Rock is powerful and loud
Jazz is relaxing.


A Poem of Music
by Jamir J. 

Drums make me feel cool.
Sunflower makes me feel great.
The guitar feels good.


By Jaylah R. 

The song Sunflower,
makes me feel like a flower
in the sun dancing.





Ms. Carther 4th Grade
Group 4


Miles Morales
By Jeremiah M.

I like Miles as a
singer and makes me feel confident.
I play him a lot.


Quiet Music
by Jazmine R. 

Quiet music is
a beautiful waterfall
inside your own mind.

Quiet music is
the angels that are flying
around and love you.

Quiet music is
like the feeling of being
at the pretty beach.


By Nicole R.

Mexican music
is like Christmas and ice cream
on a long hot day.



4th grade artwork inspired by music:








“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.