Welcome Parents

I built this site to provide recognition for the best work of my second and third grade students.

I introduce haiku when our phonics curriculum teaches about syllables.  Since haiku is used as a means to this end, we strictly adhere to the 5-7-5 structure.

Haiku writing is used to trigger higher-order thinking throughout the curriculum.   For example:  As each history story is finished, students meet in small groups to review the material and decide what moments, personalities, or places were important enough or interesting enough to deserve to be put into a haiku.

We do the same with other curriculum areas.  The contents of our Haiku Gallery are organized by school subject.

Initially, our students are satisfied just to achieve the right number of syllables.  As the year progresses, and they are exposed to numerous examples of classical haiku, their sensitivity to the potential of haiku is reflected in better work.

So stay tuned.  Visit us throughout the year, and watch us grow!

Welcome Teachers

If you are a teacher, we will give you an ID and password so you can add your students' work to The Haiku Gallery.  It's easy to do, and is an exciting motivator for many elementary school students, transforming their self-image into "internationally published authors".

In a private area of the website, you can also share your ideas for teaching haiku, for using a haiku unit to teach general writing principles, and for taking full advantage of the Gallery.  The brevity of haiku makes for efficient teaching of principles that apply to all forms of English communication. 

My own students are excited by the recognition from me when I select one of their poems for inclusion; and they are elated about calling far-away relatives to invite them to go online to see their recently published poems.

Register to be a member of the site.  Then send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request teacher privileges.  Indicate your school, the grade you teach, and the number of students. 

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Welcome to the Haiku Gallery

A SHOWCASE FOR FINE WRITING BY YOUNG PEOPLE.   TEACHERS, CLICK HERE TO PUBLISH YOUR STUDENTS' WORK.
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Title Created Date Author Hits
happy shouts 20 January 2012 Written by Moishy W. 1145
roller coaster 15 January 2012 Written by Eliav S. 1210
crashing salt spray 30 March 2011 Written by Yisroel W. 1111
Florida 16 February 2012 Written by Ezra Zimble 939
Texas COWBOYS 27 May 2009 Written by Mr. Texas (2008-09) 969
Pennsylvania 04 May 2009 Written by --- 938
Ohio Hall of Fame 12 March 2009 Written by --- 966
Dry Arizona 05 March 2009 Written by --- 1039
Cold Antarctica 01 December 2001 Written by Mr. Wagner 968
Are the birds OK? 01 December 2001 Written by Yossi Cohen (2nd grade) 1087
Panama is Thin 25 November 2001 Written by Noach Fireman 1018
I Like the Yankees 16 February 2012 Written by Avrohom Chaim Gould (2nd grade) 978
I skate on metal 16 February 2012 Written by Shalom Ber Cohen 997
Series in New York 16 February 2012 Written by Moshe Leib Rabinowitz 1000
Yankee Touches Base 16 February 2012 Written by Chaim Miller 982
snowy basketball 16 February 2012 Written by Yaakov B. 972
between wall and rope 20 May 2011 Written by Dovid G. 1047
dusty brown infield 20 March 2011 Written by Mendy W. 1002
Recess Trouble 19 February 2012 Written by Super User 1761
Playing With Numbers 19 February 2012 Written by Super User 1815

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