Haiku Stanzas!

Hybrid learning continued during National Poetry Month in April. After weeks of reading and writing poems written in free verse,  Avondale Logandale 5th graders explored the Haiku, or Hokku  a poetry form of Japanese origin.  To compose haiku, visual impressions and ideas must be condensed into 3-line poems with the following syllabic formula: Line 1: 5 syllables, Line 2: 7 syllables, Line 3:  5 syllables. We read haiku written by a number of poets, including Matsuo Bashō, Jacqueline Woodson, Kris Hemensley,  Richard Wright, and Sonia Sanchez. Students wrote their own haiku and haiku-inspired poems, sometimes building a longer poem from haiku stanzas!

Mrs. Pannell
5th Grade – Room 204

Haiku [life story]
Destiny O.

My life story is….
Does someone love me? Or no
I hope some one does


Explore the Outside/What do you see outside?
Nialaney G.

I see the bright trees,
The glowing sun shines so bright,
The Man’s shadow moves


Where is my happy place?
Mitzielys T.

Where is my dream place?
In a warm comforting hug
It’s all I ask for


Andrivel Q.

Nature is so calm
Nature is so beautiful
Nature is my home


The sky
Angelina A.

The sky is so blue
Imagine walking on it
That would be so fun


Leslie M.

Butterflies are cool!
In the big, huge, green forest
They fly up so high

Warm soup in a bowl
letters of the alphabet
hang on the tea spoon.

An Ocean voyage.
As waves break over the bow,
the sea welcomes me.


Grade 5 – Room 206

Dog and Cats
Jocyana C.

Dog walking to sleep
Cat runs from a speck of dust
Dog rolls his brown eyes

Dog walking past cat
Cat goes for the neck, then head
Dog whimpers, then growls

Cat’s eyes get real big
Dog looks with big eyes too, thinks
Who’ll get their food first?


Lula Q.

The clouds are pretty
With the beautiful sky. I
love looking at it.


The snake
Michael N.

Shhh… Silence. Listen.
The Snake hisses really loud.
Shhh… Silence. Again.


Annalis Nokes

The smell of fresh food
is nice, I see it cooking
looking good to eat.


earth day
Elicia N.

We can celebrate
Earth day today and flowers
Being watered too


Zakaylee Foster

My dog is playing
She hates my cat – throws a toy
They hate each other




“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.