We are working on poetry this week in class. Yesterday I decided that I was going to do a lesson on Haiku poems today. Now the question was, how would I make it engaging for the kids? I remembered Pop Rock - an awesome candy from my childhood! I knew that getting to eat and write about Pop Rocks would be motivating to my students. After going over what a Haiku poem was, the format, and emphasizing the difference between number or words and number of syllables I passed out the Pop Rocks. Each student got a baggie with Pop Rocks in it. After they had eaten them we described them so that they would have some words and phrases to go in their poems.