Wednesday, April 17, 2019

365: Haiku Poetry Day

April 17 is Haiku Poetry Day. Haiku is a type of Japanese poetry that consists of 17 syllables. There are 3 lines of poetry. The first line has 5 syllables, the second 7 syllables, and the third 5 syllables. Haiku poems do not rhyme.
I set up a small activity for Jude, so he could have a say in two collaborative haiku. I found pairs of objects that had the same syllables. Then, I let Jude choose. From there, I created the haiku. There were 10 objects in total (I panicked and did plum and ball twice). The results from the showdowns are below.
The haiku object showdown #1: plum vs egg
Winner: plum
The haiku object showdown #2: plum vs bell
Winner: bell
The haiku object showdown #3: ball vs square
Winner: square
The haiku object showdown #4: chicken vs bucket
Winner: bucket
The haiku object showdown #5: fruit vs goat
Winner: fruit
The haiku object showdown #6: brush vs ball
Winner: brush
I have found it really powerful to give Jude choices. I try to give him two choices as often as possible. It has given him a sense of autonomy, and I am hoping that it will positively impact him in the long run. I always give him the choice between two outfits in the morning to start our day and he has gotten really good at examining both before grabbing the one that he wants. It also gives us the opportunity to talk about colors and details of the outfits/objects.
And without further ado, our haiku.

"Life" by Jude and Mama
A square type of mood
Time to brush the grumps away
The fruit of this life

"It's Time" by Jude and Mama
The time for a plum
Comes with the ring of a bell
An empty basket

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