Click on the link below to watch a short video on Teamwork! Observe carefully and share a specific personal connection to class on our yearʻs journey to build a GREAT team. Give specific examples of what we discuss in class, lessons, etc. that share your connections. Please DO NOT share any fluff! An example of FLUFF…”we worked hard to be a good team, we helped each other.” Why is that sentence fluff…because it does NOT share a specific example of how we worked hard or how and WHY we help each other.
Time to take out the magnifying glass, the binoculars, the microscope or any other tool that can help us to focus in on the littlest, but very important details on teamwork and team spirit! We have gone through almost a year of teaming to thrive, weʻve shared our thought and feelings about what makes a “good” team…
Now…you need to observe teams in action! Think of your favorite team, MLB, NBA, WNBA, Swim, Hockey, Soccer, Hula, Judo, a wolf pack, a flock of ducks, a pod of whales…anything that has multiple members. What kuleana does each member have? Is it for the betterment of the whole group or just an individual? What little action or detail contributes tremendously to the group. Think of a word or sentence to describe this detail and support & describe your answer with WHY it is important. Letʻs rise to the challenge to really look closely at great teams out in our world before commenting on this blog post. Itʻs now time to step up to transform our “good” team to GREAT! We will be posting from class…DO NOT POST FROM HOME! Just giving you the heads up to do your detective work now.
On Wednesday, April 17, the students of Kula Haʻahaʻa will be celebrating Poetry month by having a Poem in your Pocket day! Hereʻs a poem for students to ponder as we get ready to begin our 29th day together on Monday! You need to find a poem that you like, that represents you, is funny, is about school, is about something you love, etc…the choice is yours, but you must have a poem in your pocket on Wednesday!
Simple Truth Poem
Students: share what you think this poem means, offer proof/evidence from the text to support your meaning in paragraph #1. Make connections to our class also and share examples from the text and our class to support your answers in paragraph #2. Word to the Wise….as I said many times before, you must read the poem and directions carefully and make sure you include all that is required. Commenting quickly, doesnʻt make you thoughtful! I am not offering a 2nd chance, please revise before you hit reply.
Yes, youʻre hearing correctly, this video is in a foreign language! Why you ask? How can you understand it? Well, in order to truly understand the “whole picture,” you need to really “dive deep!” Just like how we discuss to really understand each other and how others feel, you need to want to understand & pay attention! After analyzing this video, synthesize it with what you know, what we discuss in class & make a connection: FISH! Philosophy, Pono, Bullying, Honoring our differences, Caring, Changing the World, etc… Since the video clip language wonʻt help, you really need to focus on the characters, their tone of voice, their facial expressions, and body language, just like in life, to help you to make meaning. This is just like your teammates, you canʻt only depend on their words or what you think you know about them from years ago…take a deeper look! We can change the world, if we choose to continue to look at our world from makawalu…multiple perspectives, not just your own. You will be a better person for it! Share what you think this message is and support your opinion with solid proof/evidence from the video or our morning meeting or class discussions. Dive deep, to complete this post, you really need to ponder, review the video, reflect on our discussions, talk about it with ohana, and then begin to type. This will be graded and in order to fully share your manaʻo, will surely be more than a few sentences!
This short video is called “Presto.” It is always wonderful to “get caught” doing something great for others, the pono thing, like the magician did great magic tricks that the audience cheered for, but what do you do when there is no one around to see it? Do you still treat others fairly and with respect? Haumāna: Share the makawalu (multiple perspectives) from therabbitʻs point of view and the magicianʻs. What is the big idea here? Do these characters change over the course of the video? Is there a problem? Solution? Conflict?Explain your answer by sharing examples from the video as well as your personal connections. Watch the video again before commenting. Your response should be 2 paragraphs minimum!
Are you on patrol? Think before you act! Go back to FISH! Food for thought #9. Compare the two video, compare the video to self & compare it to our class… share your thoughtsafter you self-reflect! Remember, fluff doesnʻt belong here. (No names please!)
Hereʻs a short Pixar video that I felt was thought provoking. Share your thoughts in a paragraph. Donʻt forget…take a stance, offer supporting details from the video clip, make connections to self, video, or class and double check your work prior to hitting reply!
Can you believe it? We are one “hit” away from the BIG 20,000 visitors to our class blog! I find it very interesting to know that that many people dove into our “fishbowl” in the past year and a half. We’ve had visitors from many foreign countries too. When I look at the Cluster Map, I wonder what 5th grade students in Japan learn about, or if students in Great Britain study where their roots are (wahi pana), or if students from the Philippines have wise sayings like we have ‘olelo noe’au from our kupuna. What do the students who live near Mt. Rushmore think about the National Park? I have so many questions…Do you think they “wonder” about our culture too?
What do YOU “wonder” about when you look at the photo with our “hit counters?” Share your wonders by posting a comment! Have a great evening! See you tomorrow! Don’t forget, test in math M, M, M, and R!
**Haumāna: Due to technical difficulties…this assignment was not clear. The above post was done last night, but the actual assignment was revised in class after our Morning Meeting sharing time…You need to post 3 wonders aboutHilo Hanakahi. I will allow you to post tomorrow morning on Hilo Hanakahi if you already posted your wonders to the hit counter or vice versa. You need to post wonders to BOTH the hit counter post as well as wonders for the huakaʻi to Hilo Hanakahi. Hope this clears up the confusion! Donʻt forget to study for the MMMR test that WILL be tomorrow. We postponed it due to the change in Guidance lesson schedule. :) Looking on the glass “half full” side, you have one more night to review your notes.