8th-grade students in Ms. Maupin’s ELA classes created Haiku poem. The poems were created by using the iPad app, Haiku poems. *With this app, students can learn about and write haiku, a popular Japanese poem that traditionally has three lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables. They begin by brainstorming words for their poem, and then they compose their poem with attention to how many syllables they’ve written for each line. The final step allows students to customize the design of their poem with one of the provided artistic backgrounds or by uploading their own images.