Playing With Haikus at Darwin

This week at Darwin, we read some haikus together and talked about form, how they are from Japan, and how Issa wrote not 100, not 1,000 but 20,000 haikus in total! We experimented with counting out words & syllables, and here’s some of the poems we came up with this week


Ms. Garcia, 2nd grade, Spanish


Fortnight llama flowers
April Fool’s forget the rules
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, forget Wimpy
Greg Like a Leg

Fish of a Lake

A fish on the ground
the water comes but doesn’t reach the fish
so the fish put himself in the water
happiness for the fish

Una botella
Una botella de agua
Una culebra


Ms. Garcia, 2nd grade, English



Snowflakes are little, little fish
Snowflakes are cold like ice
Snowflakes are snow


why did the egg talk to the egg? because he wanted to eat him
why did the teacher put sunglasses on? because her student is bright
why did the hot dog win the race? because he is a weiner
why did the 1 cross the road? because he want to eat a car
Why did the man tell the spider to go outside? because he wants to eat him



“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.