Earlier this term we spent 2 weeks learning about Japan. We visited the Portland Japanese Garden to go along with our studies. While there, I had the kids draw their favorite place in the garden & write a haiku to go along with it.
|I've been to the Japanese Garden a few times. I love it every time. There is so much to enjoy, but I think my favorite part is just how peaceful it is. To read more about the garden check out the post on my farm & garden blog.|
|Mr. T & Princess K chose the pagoda as their favorite spot in the garden.|
|I brought along colored pencils & paper so they could create their art.|
|Once home, they mounted their poem & artwork on colored paper.|
|Princess K's pagoda.|
|Capt. N loved this walkway.|
|He loved it because of the koi. I bet he could have watched them for hours.|
|So, I wasn't surprised when he chose to write his haiku about koi.|
|The haiku format we used was|
Line 1: 5 syllables
Line 2: 7 syllables
Line 3 5 syllables
These are my favorite type of homeschooling days. I'm very grateful for these days & wish we could have more of them.