First Grade - Haiku poems about Max, Ruby and Friends. A haiku is a Japanese form of poem that has 3 lines. The first line has 5 syllables or claps, the second 7 syllables and the third 5 syllables. Haikus that talk about people are called senrus. The first graders used the amazing words they learned to describe people to write their poems. Click on the podcast square to listen to them read. You may send this link to your families in your countries to share your child's work.