It was such a pleasure to put a "pause" on technology and focus on the arts. Students enjoyed writing haiku poems, creating a painting/collage of their haiku, and translating their haiku into Japanese. Using straws to blow the paint into forms such as trees, volcanoes, earthquake cracks, and even samurai, students interpreted their somewhat random art piece into a symbol of Japan. Then, using Google Translate, students wrote their haiku poems in both English and Japanese calligraphy onto their art piece. Amazing work, D.A.T.A. scholars!