A Poetry Contest for Fourth Graders:
4th grade students are encouraged to write their own original haiku poems to submit at the end of January. The winning poems from each school will be printed in an annual Haiku Booklet that is given to winners and participating districts. The winning authors will be invited to a ceremony in the spring in honor of their accomplishment.
All entries must include:
What is Haiku? Haiku is a traditional form of Japanese poetry. A haiku has 3 lines. The first line has 5 syllables, the second line has 7 syllables, and the third line has 5 syllables. Haiku poems do not have to rhyme (they rarely do!). Many haiku poems are inspired by nature and seasons...although you can write one about anything that inspires you!