Attention Ohana, Køkua Needed

Upcoming Ohana Assistance:

As mentioned at Student-Led Conferences…Makawalu, the Papa ‘Elima capstone project is on Thurs., April 20th!  Please save the date as you won’t want to miss it as students share their learning through their years at Kula Ha’aha’a!  (Exact time to be shared in a flyer sent home after spring break, but Ohana event will probably begin between 1:15-1:30pm)  

I humbly ask your køkua as keiki prepare for this by discussing/creating costuming.  Students will select a costume that matches one of their topics from U.S History or Hawaiian History.  I will be sharing with them,in class, former student choices to “spark” their imagination!  Please discuss this at home, beginning Fri., Mar. 17th.  Mahalo for your assistance at home to help students bring their historical figure to life!  

A friendly reminder that Hurricane preparedness kit prices (at least 2 prices per item) and measurements are due in class on Wed., Mar. 29th.  **Click on the picture!  Look closely! Do you see familiar faces!

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“STEAM”ing at Kumuola Lokoi’a

Whoohoo!  The FISH! Were right at home today!  We went to the Kumuola lokoi’a to test out the wa’a water purification systems built w/Kumu Noe in STEAM class!  According to Kumu Noe, “the students were so focused on testing!  Everyone had a growth mindset as they strategized to improve their systems!”  Love the “no quit” attitude & the continuous strategizing and learning to improve the outcome!

Students also had the opportunity to work with Kumu Manae to learn all about the oli Waters of Kane.  Students then rotated to Kumu Richards group!  Of course, we love Kumu Richards…learning about water quality and salinity of the lokoi’a, all while laughing  a lot and having a blast!  Click on the video below to “catch” a glimpse of our day filled w/so much learning!  AND…it all happened before lunch! 🙂

Ka’u I’a: Post a comment & share how this huaka’i connects to our essential question “What Is Your Kuleana?” Share specific examples of learning in a paragraph of 5-7 sentences. Hit the post comment button AFTER you have revised your comment. This is due on Wed., Mar. 15 @ 7:45am.

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March Math Madness!

5B FISH! “Playing” together to order numbers!  Students used the time before morning oli to work on ordering decimals 🙂

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Mathlethes for the Week

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Ohana Alert for the Week of Mar.13-17

Aloha e nå Ohana,

Mahalo for the kåkou effort to make Student-Led Conferences a success!  We,the students and I,  appreciate you joining us in celebrating the many successes and courageously facing the areas we are striving to improve on!  “E hana püala kåkou!” Together, WE CAN!

As mentioned at conferences, trimester #3 is the “strong swim” to the finish for 5B!  This is where we put all our ‘ike gained in the previous trimesters into “action!”  A call to take a stand as the “waves keep rolling in.”  Hoping that the info that you find on our class blog can offer support at home or please feel free to call, email, or write a note in the planner for me!   Please read this whole post of important events!

ALL US History and Hawaiian History notes (in Inquiry tablet) MUST be brought to class on a DAILY BASIS!! Students should work on researching self-selected projects daily!  A good conversation starter at home would be to ask about progress made today & goal for the next :). Appreciate our partnership!

Mon., Mar.13~Day 2:  HUAKA’I today!  Students would need to bring a lunch, drink, have swim clothes under uniforms, towel, sunscreen, light jacket & bring an extra change of clothes to return to school in proper uniform dress.  Students are so excited to try out their wa’a water purifiers w/Kumu Noe!  We will return in time for Christian Ed~ please have your work completed and brought to school! US History revisions DUE TODAY 🙂

Tues., Mar. 14~Day 3: We will be finalizing US History report & organizing notes to write rough draft for Hawaiian History in class.  Sidewalk Chalk Art Day…come in your E Ola Nø tshirt and jeans!

Wed., Mar. 15~Day 4: Students welcome Anakala Kühao Zane today to class as he shares his mana’o on our essential ? to deepen our understanding of What Is Your Kuleana? Mahalo to Reece & ohana for leading this effort!  Our CEO, Mr. Jack Wong will be visiting our campus!  Continue swimming…work on Hawaiian History project improvements! 

Thurs., Mar.16~Day 5: Hawaiian History Rough Drafts due in class today! Håweo Luncheon today!  We will also be welcoming visitors from across our kula all day long as we work on making our thinking visible and questions we ask each other in class!  Small groups of teachers and administration will be visiting every class as we all work together to stretch, improve, & thrive!

Fri., Mar.17~Day 6: Gr. 5 keiki invited to watch HS Hø’ike performance today 🙂 So blessed that we will all be able to see this wonderful event & learn about our Ali’i! Students will be given time to work on revisions.

SPRING BREAK is on Mar. 20-24 and KUHIO DAY on Mar. 27…See you all back on Tues., Mar. 28th!  Heads Up:  K-12 Math Performance task due in class on Wed., Mar. 29th!  Students, w/Ohana køkua, are asked to bring in the following information: 1) List of what (Student believes is important after research) is needed in Hurricane Preparedness Kit. 2) Prices from at least 2 stores for each item 3) Measurement of each item: length, width, & height.  Mahalo Ohana for allowing the time to collect information to help students succeed!                                                                                                                 Revisions for Hawaiian History due also.                                     Pheeewww, Ua Pau!  LOL, at least for THIS WEEK!

5B FISH! Swimming Strong TOGETHER!

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Ohana Alert: Huaka’i to Lokoi’a

Hi 5B Ohana,

Just a heads up that 5B students will be going on huaka’i to Kumuola Lokoi’a on Mon., March 13 to test out their STEAM water filtration system for wa’a that they worked on with Kumu Noe!  Students will need to come to school with swim clothes under their uniforms.  They would also need to bring a change of clothes as they will be returning to school in uniform.  ;).   A towel, sunscreen, and light jacket

Students will need to bring a home lunch, a drink, and a snack as we will NOT be returning in time for lunch!

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Calling All FISH!

Hi Ka’u I’a,

Need to have a list of students who attended Halau Kupukupu last summer.  Please come and see me tomorrow before oli if you did.  Mahalo!

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Math Marathoners for the Week!

7 skills due each month!

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Ohana Alert for Week of Mar.6-10

Here’s the week at a glance…

Mon., Mar. 6~Day 5:  Library time today, don’t forget library books to avoid fines.  Students will begin writing assignment on US History topic today…please bring notes to class!  Students will be graded on previous notes requirements today!

Tues., Mar, 7~Day 6:  Ekalesia @8am @ Lunalilo Hale.  Dress whites mandatory!  REPORT CARDS GO HOME TODAY!  Please be on the lookout for it in backpacks!  The envelope & report card analysis would need to be signed and returned to class.  Report cards are for you to keep.  

Wed., Mar. 8~Day 1:  US History writing drafts due today! 

Student Led Conferences on Thurs. & Fri., Mar. 9-10.  Conferences will be held in our classroom!

Heads up for Mon., Mar. 13~Day 2:   5B goes on huaka’i.  Lunch is needed…please pack a home lunch w/a drink.  

March Math Madness in 5B!  Reviewing by ordering #s in teams!

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Mathematician’s Cards…

As you were watching me share this card mission, I could practically see your brain cells firing up!  The eyes were glued to the cards in my hand, the gears turning, the smoke beginning to pour out of your ears, the head heating up as the brain cells caught fire, then poof…ABLAZE!  Your brain was trying to make meaning, problem-solving along the way to make meaning & understand more.  While working w/your table teams to solve, you were addressing the Standards for Mathematical Practice:

MP.1 Make sense of problem & ho’omau in solving it

MP.3  Construct viable arguments & critique reasoning of others

MP.6  Attend to precision:  Communicate, calculate, & discuss clearly

MP.7  Look for & Make use of Structure (patterns…finding patterns)

Ka’u I’a,   Post a comment ~1) Share the process you went through w/your FISH!mates to solve this mission then, 2)share one word that would describe your feeling and explain WHY!   Mahalo for checking our class blog daily :).  Great job of checking the blog DAILY, as this is an assignment :).

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