Haiku

In class this week, I’ve been teaching the students about haikus.  I assumed that this would be easy since they wouldn’t have to do any rhyming, but I was wrong.  They understood what syllables were but had a difficult time figuring out how many syllables were in words, especially short words ending in “s”.  For example, the word “makes” isone syllable, but my students said it was three: “may-kuh-suh” or “jumps” is “jum-puh-suh”.  This is how you might pronounce those words in Chinese, but not in English. Here are some of my favorite haikus:

Bed

I really love you

You are so comfortable

I can not leave you.

__________________________

Life is a struggle

we should deal with troubles

we can’t fall asleep?

__________________________

Dream

I love you so much

I fall in you forever

never wake me up.

__________________________

get up is so bad

I am just very out of it

sleep is the best thing.

__________________________

Father

a very kind man

every day get up early

love him very much.

__________________________

I will write your name

and take away all the stars

you brighter than night.

__________________________

School

you are a monster

students are eaten by you

we really hate you!

__________________________

Wow! Happy New Years!

you can get pocket money

how happy I was.

__________________________

oh I am so blue

don’t want to do anything

because I am sad.

__________________________

Do you know Bat men?

oh! Yeah. of course I known It.

Yeah! I so love it.

__________________________

Shopping

Hi! Can I help you?

I want to buy a pencil.

It is five dollars.

__________________________

Miss Cara

I love you so much

You let us happy smile

Pretty lovely girl.

__________________________

What should I write now

the Haiku is difficult

I want to play games.

__________________________

we go to the sky

to spread our dreams into the space

and we enjoy the air.

__________________________

*The next three kids didn’t quite get the point of haikus.  Some of them had the right amount of syllables and one was close…  What is Bazinga?

If we like Miss Cara

We’ll be quiet and listening carefully

but unless we like, Bazinga!

__________________________

I have air soft gun

Maths Class is very boring

Don’t drink Cola much.

__________________________

Happy

Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!

Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!

Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!

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