by WITS Intern, Danielle Resh


“What are you doing?” I ask a fourth grade student splayed across the floor, eyebrows furrowed in concentration as she studies her paper. The classroom hums with the sound of scratching pencils. Children buzz around writing stations, focused on their work.

“These are haiku blocks,” she says, opening her hand to reveal a collection of cubes. “Each side has a different word. You roll them and make a haiku out of the words they land on. Can you help me find ‘is’?”

As I bend down to search through the cubes, I sneak a peek at the first line that she has already placed down in front of her: Storm blows through the house.

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