Haiku Poems

On Friday, we published our haiku poems that we wrote about camp.

Haiku poems are only 3 lines long and each line follows a set structure. See if you can figure it out using Miss Fraser’s haiku below.

Just five syllables
The second line has seven
Last line has five too

What is the pattern?

Here are some of our published pieces. We had to follow specific rules to publish our poems on Microsoft Word. It had to include:

  • A picture taken at camp
  • A 2×1 table with the first cell measuring 18cm
  • Lines of haiku poems could not go over 1 line (even when changing font and font size)

How did we do?

** Additional Information by Jo **

Our class wrote a haiku on camp 2013, but if they didn’t go to camp they wrote about what they did instead of going to camp.

We had lots of fun and enjoyed learning about haiku poems. We learnt that haiku poems are Japanese and in each haiku there is a pattern of syllables. The pattern goes like this 5, 7, 5.

Some people wrote about the food and others there cabin. Some wrote about the people that they met or the activities we did like horse riding and the water slide.

On the 17 of May 2013 we published our Haikus. We were told how to set up the grid and add a photo to the final piece.

 First we had to open a word document, not so hard, right? Then we had to rotate the page to landscape, some people found this challenging and asked for help a lot of times. After we did that we had to insert a grid 2 x 1. Then we had to drag the line in the centre to 18 so that the first side was bigger than the second so that way we could fit a pitcher in the bigger box and our haiku in the smaller one.

Everyone finished the haiku publishing and it was a lot of fun!

Have you ever written a poem before? Have you ever tried writing a haiku?