The Laryngitis Haiku series

9 Sep


Maybe a slice of

Lemon will help me with

My laryngitis

Pay close attention

                                                                                 Class, I cannot speak and you

                                                                                 Listen better this way

I forgot my whistle

So I’m shouting in a whisper

Calling the end of recess


                                                                              Our read aloud book is

                                                                             The Worm Whisperer.

Back to School Night

Will be a whole new experience

With no voice

                                                                              It doesn’t hurt

                                                                              No really, I feel fine

                                                                              I just can’t talk

Silent warning

My hand on your shoulder

Actions, not words


8 Responses to “The Laryngitis Haiku series”

  1. Tara Smith September 9, 2014 at 12:09 pm #

    Arghh! I hope you feel better – love the poem, though, with hints of patience and perseverance.

    • Adrienne September 9, 2014 at 5:43 pm #

      Patience & perseverance…that’s what teaching is all about!

  2. arjeha September 9, 2014 at 1:04 pm #

    Love the poems. I remember always getting sick the second or third week of school and losing my voice. I always chalked it up to having to talk so much at the beginning of the school year.

    • Adrienne September 9, 2014 at 5:44 pm #

      Yup. I live alone, so I don’t talk all day every day in the summer. My larynx isn’t used to this amount of talking!

  3. Ramona September 9, 2014 at 2:41 pm #

    Love the haiku, hope you shared them with your class. How will you manage Back-to-School night? A creative power point? I’m so sorry, there’s so much you want to say to parents on that evening. Blessings for a quick recovery!
    Are you on twitter? Let me know if you’d be interested in getting our NW slicers together someday. Thanks again for reviewing the book I was trying to remember!

    • Adrienne September 9, 2014 at 5:42 pm #

      Fortunately, we present as a 4th grade team. I’m supposed to talk about reading & writing, but I might mime it. I am on twitter and would love to be part of the NW Slicers. My twitter handle is @adrienneelva

  4. joann hulquist September 9, 2014 at 6:50 pm #

    You are amazing!

    Joann Hulquist Principal, William Walker Elem. School 503-672-3605 (W) 503-803-3621 (C) ________________________________

  5. Holly Mueller September 10, 2014 at 4:18 am #

    What a great idea – to speak through poems! I bet your students are listening! 🙂

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