April 26th, 2010 by tinakamo
Today we toured Hawaii’s Plantation Village in Waipahu and saw how some of our kupuna lived when they worked on sugar plantations here in Hawai’i. What are your thoughts about what you saw? Were you surprised by anything? Do you want to find out more about anything you saw or heard about?
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April 22nd, 2010 by tinakamo
In the special Earth Day issue of Time for Kids we read about young people who have made a “green” difference in their community. What ideas do you have about how you could make a “green” difference at school, home or in your larger community?
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April 21st, 2010 by tinakamo
What a wonderful message we all received from Chris Bright during ‘Ohana this morning! I think most of us could really connect to his analogy about going through life’s tough road and meeting some potholes along the way. What are your thoughts about his message? Did you make any connections?
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April 15th, 2010 by tinakamo
The 5th graders worked hard to put on a meaningful performance for all of us. What did you learn from the play? What do you think some of the “big ideas” were? Did anything surprise you? What do you wonder about? Is there anything you are inspired to learn more about?
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April 12th, 2010 by tinakamo
Today we heard the story of Greg Mortensen and the friends he made in Korphe. We talked about some of the big ideas: Appreciation, Helping/Giving (We all have something to give), Being Resourceful, Moving Forward and Teamwork. What are your thoughts about this true story? Any questions? Connections? Do you think there are some other big ideas we didn’t discuss?
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