I Will Miss Your Frosting & Ice Skates: Haiku @ Moos

What is your favorite season? The 2nd graders at Darwin like them all! I asked the students to start by writing about their favorite season, and then see if they could write one poem for each season.

March is funny weather. Some days its winter and other days, spring. Given the changes outside and the student’s increasing skill with line breaks and imagery, it was the right time to try out seasonal haiku, inspired by Issa.

Ms. Sweeney
3rd Grade

Summer Poem
Ayanna S.

Hello shiny hot summer day
You came fast but not fast


Spring Poem
Edwin L.

Spring is the best
because you can see
the rain


Summer Poem
Ethan Z.

Hi hot weather its wonderful
in the summer I like
ice cream

Ms. Freedman
3rd Grade

Spring Poem
Destiny M.

Good morning rain my mom
will plant flowers and rain
is gonna come here


Frida O.

Bye dear winter I will
miss your frosting
and ice skates


Summer Poem
William V.

I stay until the night
I go to the beach
I buy a big bowl and put could water in it

Ms. Brown
3rd Grade

Summer Poem
Joseph M.

Bye rainy spring
Hello nice, hot summer
The sun gets to shine and glare

Spring Poem
Dallani M.

Goodbye frost, snow. How ya
doing colorful, sunny spring?
Windy flowers flying everywhere.

Spring Poem
Alfonso P.

Bye winter, hello spring,
flowers start blooming in
colors, yellow, blue, and green.



“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.