Weekly Writing Challenge: Saturday’s Homeschool Tanka

Homeschooling your kids

Has many rewards for you

Sacrifice “me” time

For your kids who are the best

Your time is much better spent


This is a Tanka poem, which is like a Haiku but with a 5-7-5-7-7 syllable pattern. Give it a try!

Weekly Writing Challenge: A Homeschool Tanka

Homeschooling is great

I know just how to do it

You get up each day

Read, write, and play lots of games

Hug your kids and love them most


This week’s writing challenge was to write a five line poem with 5-7-5-7-7 as the syllable pattern (a Tanka). If you’ve done Haiku with your kids, give Tanka a try. They’re really fun and short enough to not be a drag. And it’s a great opportunity to learn syllables!