" Some days we paint with large bold strokes, like when someone finishes a book report or gets a piece of music ready for performing. Most of our days are softer in color. A little dab here a little dab there, following a rough draft, but allowing ourselves to paint outside the lines when we want too. "
~ Deborah Jean

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Far East and Haiku

These two poems are the result of a wonderful lesson about the Far East in Oak Meadow's World History/Fine Arts curriculum for seventh grade. There were several choices for a project in this lesson, but our seventh grader chose to write two poems in the haiku way. I love them both and wanted to share them with you! She's working on illustrations for each of them so for the sake of  this posting I've included photos from our library.
For more Haiku inspirations visit My Year in Haiku! 

Do you have a child with strong leanings towards writing? How do you encourage them? 


  1. Just wanted to let you know that I love your BLOG. It inspires me to keep creativity in our home school!! Keep it up Deborah Jean.

    Di (on Cape)

  2. Dear Di,
    Thank you for your encouraging words! We all need them don't we? Keep those creative juices going!

    Deborah Jean

  3. Beautiful haiku! Thanks for linking to my blog Deborah. I'm enjoying yours. Homeschooling is so wonderful, isn't it? I'm glad we get to do it.

  4. I love your daughter's Haiku! Thanks for telling me about what she is learning. I think Grace's haiku post will be up tomorrow on Acorn Pies. love, Beth

  5. Thank you Grace and Beth! I'll have to check out Grace's post tomorrow! I'm lovin' Haiku!



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Deborah Jean