Welcome! I am using this blog to share our family's homeschooling thoughts and experiences.

THIS SCHOOL YEAR (2016-2017): We will be using a variety of different curriculum this year, with Notgrass' Uncle Sam and You as our main History, Bible and Literature focus. Our oldest, EL, is in 12th grade this year, but has special learning needs due to autism. JJ is our youngest, an active boy with Tourette Syndrome. He is in the 8th grade.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Our Haiku Poem

We have been learning about Asia for the past few weeks, and are currently "visiting" Japan. Something fun we learned about today was Haiku poetry, which originated in Japan.

A Haiku poem is short - only 3 lines - and talks about something in nature.

Line 1 should have 5 syllables.
Line 2 should have 7 syllables.
Line 3 should have 5 syllables.

The kids and I worked together on making two poems today in this style of poetry. Here is one that we came up with: 

Flowers are pretty.
Roses, daisies, violets.
Flowers bloom in Spring.