August 27th, 2013 by napai
Here they are, showing off their “funny” pose for all to see. I love that they feel comfortable enough with me to want to do the funny pose first, then the serious. These first two weeks of school have been invaluable for me to get to know them and for them to get to know me. Itʻs all about pilina!
At the same time, Iʻve had a chance to look at their MAP scores, noting what their strengths and possible weaknesses are. Informal writing and reading responses along with my observations have also provided good information in language arts. I have a fairly good idea about their math abilities based on math journal entries, kuisa (quizzes), and a pre-test on some first trimester content.
Our first inquiry day is coming up this Thursday. Even though we donʻt have our iPads yet, we do have use of the laptops for the day so Iʻm excited to get started. The keiki will be examining several websites that could be sources of information so that once theyʻve decided on what theyʻd like to investigate, they can check out the resources that will be helpful.
Mai poina – Thursday night is Open House. I have a request for you. If possible, can you bring a photo of your ʻohana? It can be grandparents, parents, or your immediate family (Iʻd really love kupuna pics if you have any). I know that these photos are valuable treasures so if you have a photo, please bring a color copy instead so that we can keep it for the year OR if you send it with your keiki, we can make a color copy here at school and return the photo. Itʻll be used by each of you to introduce yourselves during Open House through your kupuna, makua, and/or your nuclear family members. Funny word that, nuclear, isnʻt it? Anyway, it refers to your immediate family. We will be putting those photos up on the walls later so that the keiki get the idea that their kupuna/makua are always with them spiritually to support and guide them.
See you Thursday night!!