Well, how did your day go? Is was day two of student-led conferences and our new schedule. Most conferences are done already. Please share your mana‘o on the following things:
• How do you feel about your conference?
• What is one thing you want to remember from your conference?
• What do you think about this year’s schedule? Should we keep it or make adjustments? Any ideas?
Remember to reread your comment before your post. Once again, your parents are welcome to comment as well.
This school year we are trying out a new schedule for student-led conferences. Students get to enjoy specials all day, including classes with some different teachers like Mrs. Rutherford and Mrs. Richardson. Let’s hear how it went from you, both the keiki and parents. Please comment to this post with your thoughts of how today went. What was good? What was challenging? Any mahalo you would like to give? Keiki, remember to reread your comment before posting. See you tomorrow!
The theme for this year’s awareness week is “The New Age of Exploration.” Take some time to be an explorer and visit some of the sites posted. You never know, you just might find some treasure.
For today, let’s warm up with some basic skills by playing some games. Click here to start your journey.
Take some time to explore one of the apps on your iPad. Spend some time trying out the different buttons and features. Then come share with us what you experienced. Think of it as a review, almost like a book review. You can also give ideas or suggestions as to how the app may be useful in class.
Today we get to talk about our reading. I want you to think about all the text you have read in the first trimester. You can look back at your reading goal sheet, if necessary. Pick the best thing you read and tell us about it. Look at some of the questions below and “buzz” with us about your text. You can invite your parents to join in and share their reading as well.
• What is the text (book, article, student writing, etc.)? Give us the title and author.
• What was it about? Give us a quick summary.
• Why was it your favorite? If possible, use text evidence to support your ideas.
Kumu Silva’s Buzz…
My favorite reading was The Last Aloha by Gaellen Quinn. This historical fiction tells the story of a descendent of the first missionaries to arrive in Hawai’i and the turmoil that takes place during the overthrow of Lili‘uokalani. Although there were times that I wanted to jump into the story and speak my mind in support for our ali‘i, or not read anymore because of the emotional roller coaster I felt I was riding, I must say that it is a powerful piece of writing. “How do you love those who take everything you have, and it’s still not enough for them? They’re not happy unless they crush your spirit. And what’s worse, they have no sense they’re doing anything wrong at all. There’s no awareness, no remorse, no apology, just arrogance.” I could feel the heartache of our dear ali‘i.
Hey everybody! I am sorry this is being posted late. I found a great video for you to watch about migration. This video will help you better understand the timeline of things. Listen carefully to the speakers. Please watch the video and write a comment answering the following question:
How does the information on the video and what we learned in class today make you feel?
To watch the video, you will click on the link below, then click on Huaka‘i Ne‘ekau. Do not go to other videos as this time. Click here first.
Picture from: http://www.hawaiimagazine.com/blogs/hawaii_today/2009/2/27/Hokulea_set_for_Palmyra
Allergies can sometimes be very serious and at times it can be challenging for our keiki. While I do not have any food allergies, my sinuses do suffer every so often due to dust or vog. We want to know your mana’o (thoughts) about the “Rise in Allergies.” The keiki have been given an assignment to read an article from Time For Kids and share their mana’o as comments to this blog. Please feel free to add your comment or respond to their comments.
Please read the article carefully taking notice of the “power words.” When you are done, please comment to this post with a paragraph that answers this question: What did you learn that you think is important to remember? Remember to support your ideas with evidence from the text.
I hope everyone has had a great summer. I had fun meeting our new fourth graders during Kula Kauwela and I know they are going to do just fine this year. I also spent some time with my ‘ohana. We hardly get to spend that quality time together, so when the opportunity comes by, we really appreciate it. My niece and I enjoyed some ‘ono “spoon mango.” Remind me to share the details with you in class. My nephew was always looking for some “lego playtime.” My loving tita even made me an early birthday cake. My favorite … Watergate Cake. Yummy!
I can’t wait to hear about your summer. Please feel free to share with us one moment from your summer. Our families can share too, so mai hilahilo, “no be shy.”