Per Diem: Haiku from Around the World – August 2017 is a new post by Jim Kacian, at The Haiku Foundation.
Japan is the featured country from August through November 2017.
Over time, I learn a lot, one poem at a time.
I am adding some new posts to my site, Poems For Bulletin Boards. Teachers are welcome to use my photos and short poems, with proper credit.
And I also include art from Public Domain sites, that are well-managed and careful about copyright laws. Of course, their policies apply in these cases.
The “flower buttons” in this post are courtesy of wpclipart – Clipart and photos.
Ellen Grace Olinger
Jim Kacian and I completed a new lesson plan:
I will keep this post short, and hope you can look at the plan if you are interested. It lists the 7 collections in THF Digital Library, and the lesson features a book by Ion Codrescu. Garry Eaton is the volunteer librarian.
The Haiku Foundation is non-profit.
Ellen Grace Olinger
My mother was a professor in the English Department at The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. A few years ago, one of her books was reprinted and I bought a copy from Amazon. The book is on a shelf near my computer.
I began writing poetry in high school. My mother wisely let me discover my own path. One day she said, “If you’re a writer, you’ll write.” When I was older, she encouraged me to learn a form. Then I discovered haiku, and began subscribing to Modern Haiku in 1993. I remember she sent me a postcard and said I seemed comfortable with the form.
Mom especially enjoyed novels. For me, many more poetry books than novels. We watched movies and went to bookstores. We enjoyed Lake Michigan in Milwaukee.
During her last illness, I read aloud to her. We shall meet again.
This is her book:
Grammatical Patterns And Composition
Enola M. Borgh
Copyright, Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English, 1963
First Printing, June, 1963
Currently I am working on new lessons.
Here are two examples of lessons published in 2013, for Kindergarten and Grades 1 – 2:
I look forward to sharing more in future posts. My teaching experience is from early childhood to higher education. I also volunteered in a nursing home. So rewarding to share my teaching gifts and experience as a volunteer at The Haiku Foundation. And I learn from many others there, and here as well, with our blogs.
Hope to help teachers, with their busy schedules, which I remember well!