Collaborative Student Haiku #PoetryFriday #PoetryLove

Last week a beautiful thing happened. My Kindergarten poets and their First Grade Buddies wrote haiku together for the first time. To learn more about this experience, you may read my Slice of Life post from this Tuesday here. For Poetry Friday today, I celebrate and amplify their poetic voices and collaboration.

colorful pathway

beautiful shining flowers

beautiful violets

— Belen and Valor

gooey cheese pizza

delicious pizza eaten

the cheese is cheddar

— Belen and Valor

yummy crunchy crust

cheesy saucy and healthy

good toppings and crunch

— Lissette and Ella C.

inchworm crawls on stick

green inchworm crawls fast on stick

is he happy here

— Abbey and Eleanor

powerful tough bird

feathery cool bird flying high

big red-tail hawk cool

— Jackson and Matteo

soaring in the air

it’s a red-tail hawk flying

it is ten years old

— Rayne and Maren

I see a pretty rainbow

purple red green blue

orange yellow, too

— Elisa and Veronica

the very very scary shark

is underwater eating

watch out fish, OK?

— Ben and Zade

the tiny tadpole

is very tiny and small

it likes the water

— Ben and Zade



Kiesha at Whispers From the Ridge is graciously hosting this week’s Poetry Friday. Why not join us there!

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12 thoughts on “Collaborative Student Haiku #PoetryFriday #PoetryLove

  1. What wonderful collaborations! I particularly enjoy the ones that end with questions — Abbey and Eleanor’s caterpillar and Ben and Zade’s shark. I can tell these young poets were really thinking and feeling and playing with language. Inspiring!

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  2. These are wonderful! I love how creative and fearless young children can be, I wish so many of us didn’t lose that confidence over time! Being a life-long shark lover myself, I have a special place in my heart for Ben and Zade’s shark-themed haiku. 🙂

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  3. These are wonderful! My daughter was a fifth grade buddy to a younger student in elementary school. These poems are proof that student-to-student collaborations benefit both the mentor and the mentee.


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