After testing group emails yesterday, I thought that emailing all of you would work…tried to email all of you from school as well as from home, but it didnʻt work! Need to trouble-shoot again…Reading homework, read your own chapter book for 30 mins. Will hand out the reading TFK tomorrow in class.
**BREAKING NEWS *8:45pm…I sent the article to read to Ms. Richardson, sheʻs going to try and send it from her computer…You still will be given time to read it in class tomorrow, but I know some of you will take kuleana seriously and read it…IF she can send it. Have a great evening! Mahalo Ms. Richardson for being part of our team too!
Updated 3/16** As we pilot the iPads in the class, a huge lesson Iʻve learned…Sometimes even the most carefully planned 21st c. lessons “crash and burn!” This time it was a glitch with the group emails that held us back, but like all good FISH!…we rode the wave and did our best to hoʻomau!
After reading both articles in class from multiple perspectives (Makawalu), please share your mana’o in 1-2 paragraphs on 1 similarity & 1 difference (do NOT use location as an answer) and briefly explain why we need to care. Do we need to care? Does it impact our future? Please be thoughtful with your answers as this will be graded. Your comment will be graded using the comprehension rubric that you received in class. Edit your work by double checking your spelling, revise your supporting details, make sure you have answered ALL the questions before you hit send. This is due Friday, Feb. 15 by 3:00pm.
More of the 5B students are “cultivating” their reading tastebuds by reading a multitude of genres in class and at home! All haumåna are truly “growing!” As the trimester rapidly closes, the FISH! are swimming stronger than ever to met their goal of completing 9 genres! Many students have surprised themselves by enjoying new genres that they are reading now! Some of the comments were, ” I didnʻt know about that genre, I thought that was a terrible genre, I only liked fantasy, but now, my new favorite is historical fiction!” The one I personally like the best…”I would have never tried that genre if you didnʻt “force” us to read 9 genres…but I now love it!” Meet our newest Genre Gold Members…Tab, Keawe, DJ, Kyra, & Davin. Letʻs not forget too that Travis meet his 9 genre goal awhile back in the trimester!
This is a friendly reminder that you are to read the article in the Hawaii-Tribune Herald’s front page titled, “Flipped Learning” class model excites teachers. As we began our discussions in class about what is “flipped” learning, we discussed many ideas of what it actually was…”posters upside-down” in Dr. Seuss style to not having a schedule, & having students do what they want, when they want. Our imagination went wild!
After our discussions went on, we found all of guesses not to be true. We found that “flipped” meant learning new concepts at home with the help of technology & video lecture tools and practice to be done in class. Wow, that’s surely is flipped. We usually learn new things first in class then practice at home. We jotted down our pros and cons after much discussion time in our teams, of being “flipped” and will continue to discuss and add to our lists tomorrow, after you read the article tonight to gain more insight. Can’t wait to discuss this further with all of you. Bring in your newspaper, IF your ohana already read it! Have a great evening! Yes, Keegan, you can count it as PART of your 30 minute reading time! Only a PART!
Today was a very profitable day! 5B became R-I-C-H! Genre Gold and Millionaire all on the same day! Hoʻomaikaʻi to Keawe for completing his 30th book today! As soon as he was done presenting, he looked over to me and said, “I AM going for the TWO Million now!” Wow! Stickers were not even on the board and he was already setting new goals for himself! Yippee for Travis too! Travis completed his 9 genre goal for Trimester #2 today! With weeks to spare! So wealthy we are in 5B….BOOK Wealthy that is! Looking forward for more of my Kaʻu Iʻa attaining their self-set reading goals for this trimester! Cheer your keiki on! **NOTE: Send home a Reading Update for Trimester #2 Goals this past week, please remind haumāna not to save presentations until the last week…time may run out! Keep on reading FISH! Continue to Swim Strong!
Would you like to be a millionaire? What would you do with a “cool million?” Would it make you rich? A Million words that is! A resounding YES to all the questions! You surely will be rich, knowledge rich! Hoʻomaikaʻi Davin! He is our first 5B Millionaire of this school year! When I first mentioned that ALL 5B students are required to READ 1,000,000 words this school year way back in August, Davin said he thought, “I donʻt think I can do that.” He said he “pushed himself” (with some help from Dad) to read in the first trimester and completed 13 books. Well…we are still in the 2nd Trimester and Davin has worked very hard to accomplish his goal of 1,000,000 words…he has completed 29 books to date and working on attaining his new goal of TWO MILLION WORDS! All you need to do to join Davin and become a millionaire…continue to Hoʻomau…to persevere. Great Job Davin!! (With the “Million” dollar smile…get it?!
FISH! Food for Thought #7:
Got Million Word Goal? What do you think you need to do to attain the Million word goal by the end of this school year? Are you on track to meet that goal? Are you on track to meet the 9 genre goal for Trimester #2? Share your manaʻo on the above questions, offer reasons for your thoughts, and tell what you plan to do. Courageous or a coward? Quitter or a conquerer? You “choose” for yourself! Write one concise, thoughtful paragraph which includes grade appropriate vocabulary and correct spelling…Remember, as we discuss in mana’o o ka lå…really mean what you say to improve!
The students had a great learning experience as they worked together to complete a reading assignment. As we practice to learn to make more meaningful connections & use higher order thinking skills, we first learned to start at the beginning and really be observant of what we see. So many times, students skip this step, but by doing so, the connections they make may fall short, or not as deep… Discuss “See, Think, Wonder” activity with your child!
Hi Kaʻu Iʻa,
Just a friendly reminder as we begin our swim into the 2nd Trimester…Keep your self-selected reading goals of book completion in sight. Remember that 9 genres are required again for this trimester. We start fresh now…Swim Strong!
Hoʻomaikaʻi to Tabitha and Davin who just completed their 9th genre today by presenting books. Remember that reading requirement is to read 9 genres EACH trimester…the students will be setting new goals for trimester #2 next week. Please discuss this at home! Congrats again to all the students who worked hard on reading goals for Trimester #1!
Here are some book recommendations that you use to plan for Trimester #2!
Hoʻomaikaʻi Keawe, Kyra, & Travis For Turning “Genre GOLD”
E Kala Mai Ka’u I’a…I have the photo of the FISH! who swam into 9 genres on my laptop. Unfortunately, I am working off of my iPad now. Promise to post photo for everyone to celebrate upon my return to school. Have a great evening! REVISED POSTING BELOW:
Here it is kaʻu Iʻa! Hoʻomaikaʻi to Keawe, Kyra, & Travis for completing ALL 9 genres this trimester. They did a great job of stretching themselves to read new genres instead of going back to their “favorite” one. The students have been sharing how the 9 genre requirement has encouraged (forced them to read genres that they would have never chosen on their own. Some have shared that they now have NEW genre favorites! Some have shared exciting stories from books and others have great “aha” moments. As we all learned about genres, the class also decided that we needed to ADD to our extensive genre list. They felt that “Survival” is a genre that should be included. We discussed this, found actual books that would fit into this genre, and made a list of titles. Learning is not only taking in knowledge, but to also share it, use it, and create new knowledge!
Thatʻs what I love to hear! When we stretch ourselves, when we step out of our comfort zone (in this case, our “go to” genre)… We learn, We grow, and WE AMAZE OURSELVES! Remember our manaʻo o ka pule: ʻE Onipaʻa i ka imi naʻauao…Be steadfast in seeking knowledge! Yippee!
**NOTE: Last day for book presentations to count books: Fri., Oct.26th!