Inking Thoughts: Family Haiku: Slushy’s Dilemma

What do you notice?
  • Putting Your Thoughts on Paper: “What would Slushy’s experience be like?”
  • Gathering materials: family learning journals, pencils, colored pencils, crayons. Remind them to open their journals to the next available page and date it. Don’t forget to have them label the top of the page with today’s learning topic/skill.
  • Family Drafting: Creating a family Haiku. Ask each family member to brainstorm words/phrases that would fit todays Haiku topic. *Invite someone to list the words as they are being shared. Next: Invite someone to be the Haiku scribe as the family creates each of the three verses (Verse1 =5 syllables; Verse2 =7 syllables; Verse3 =5 syllables). *Clapping the words for syllables = choc/o/late = 3 syllables.
  • Drafting responses: Your learners will draft three Haiku sentences: Beginning = 5 syllables (top left box). Middle = 7 syllables (top right box and bottom left box). Ending = 5 syllables (bottom right box). Allow each family member to write their thoughts (10 min). Encourage the youngest members to draw their thoughts and assign someone to be their scribe.
  • Finally: Those that get done early… ask them to illustrate a scene for Slushy’s adventure.

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