Are you ready to guyku?
The Guyku Readiness Checklist:
Read the following sentences. Do any of these feelings sound like you?
- My imagination is running wild! I can barely contain the urge to pick up my pencil or hop on my computer and get going!
- I'd like to try creating a guyku, but I'm not really sure I'm ready to jump in right now.
- I feel ready but I just don't know exactly what the rules arehow many syllables does a haiku have, anyway?
If any of those feelings rang a bell, then you've come to the right place!
Make sure you bookmark this page for help today, tomorrowor years from now.
Whenever you need us, we'll be here to help you on your creative journey.
OK, Next Steps. . .
You might need to read the Guyku book a few times
to help get your ideas
When you ARE ready, click on the images below to download helpful PDFs.
You'll find writing instructions,
templates for you to use,
awesome “Guyku Inspiration Cards” from Peter H. Reynolds,
a list of suggestions for what you can do with your guyku,
and ready-to-print borders just waiting for your guyku.
Printable, Guyku-Ready Seasonal Borders. . .
To help spark your imagination, here are four sample borders from Dr. Peggy Healy Stearns' award-winning Stationery Studio® Writing Collection Deluxe (FableVision Learning), an easy-to-use software program that lets you write at the computer or print stationery with customized lines and layout for writing by hand. (By the way—the designs in Stationery Studio were illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds, illustrator of Guyku!)
Join the Club
Once you've finished your first guyku, you should join the Guyku Club and visit our Guyku Gallery to see what other kids are creating!
Don't Give Up!
Oh—there's one very important thing for you
to remember . . .
If you're finding it hard to guyku, do NOT give up!
Be patient, keep practicing, and you'll be amazed at the spectacular guyku YOU will create.