Poetry Sunday: Yardstick Haiku #SOL17

IMG_3688Poetry Sunday~  #yardstickhaiku

March 12, 2017


Kindergarten kids

Time for play

Everything’s new


First graders ready

For reading

And writing ideas


Second grade learning

New techniques

Characters and plot


Third grade curious

About world

Opinions abound


Fourth grade noticing

How things work

Showing what you know


Inspired by  Mary Lee Hahn in  A Year of Reading, #haikuforhealing

and my dear friend, Anna Martin, for always keeping Yardsticks on my mind.  


I am participating in the Slice of Life challenge to write and publish a post every day in March.

Slice of Life is hosted by Two Writing Teachers. I thank them for the community they provide. Read more slices here.


About readingteachsu

Passionate about literacy education. Currently a literacy specialist in a K-4 building near Boston MA.
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7 Responses to Poetry Sunday: Yardstick Haiku #SOL17

  1. paulabourque says:

    Mary Lee Hahn is SO inspiring and so are you! I love this-only found myself looking for 5th and 6th grade, too! What a fun format and idea!

  2. It’s so funny that when I saw “Yardsticks” in your teaser I had my fingers crossed it was about THE book which has been a beacon, touchstone throughout my teaching life. I was so excited when my hope was realized! Wonderful, wonderful haiku. You should share them with the Responsive Classroom folks. They love them, perhaps for their newsletter. https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/

  3. We go back.. way back in so many ways. You are good for my soul and I am so happy you sliced this year. Maybe you sliced in the past and I just didn’t know it. I love that I know we are slicing together. I love hearing your voice and thoughts through your slices. So creative!!! Thank you.

  4. Fun format, yet I wonder: Would these yardsticks lose their meaning if applied to learners where the metric system prevails? (I think not.)

  5. bjdonaldson says:

    This is a fun post. I like how you moved through the grades with Haiku poems.

  6. Michelle O'Leary-Strezo says:

    So very creative!

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