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Haiku by Second Grade Gardeners April 23, 2010

Filed under: 2009-2010 School Year — gardenexplorer1 @ 6:42 am

Second Grade gardeners celebrated Earth Day by hearing poems about nature by 15th century Japanese poet Basho, in rooms 7 and 8, and Emily Dickinson and Robinson Jeffers in Room 6. They learned how poets look very closely and quietly at nature and notice the details in tiny, specific aspects of nature.

Students went into the garden to practice this sort of observation of specific aspects of nature — a spider web, a leaf, a flower, a rock — and then used rich, descriptive words to describe what they noticed. Then they will write haiku.

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