The children spent the morning with the kumu from Ka`iwakiloumoku learning about our native plants, the ahupua`a, and playing a game that focused around the theme of `ohana.
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The haumana have been busy learning and exemplifying the behaviors of readers. One of those behaviors is learning how to pick a “just-right” book (one that is not too hard or too easy). Picking a just right book is important to reading growth. Following is an acronym that the children use when selecting books that are “just-right” for them:
The children have been learning to be “bucket-fillers” not “bucket-dippers”. Each time a child fills another person’s bucket by doing something nice for them, they in turn fill their own. The children have thought of all kinds of ways they can fill other’s buckets. Saying “Hello, do you want to play with me?”, or asking someone “Do you need some help?” are simple ways children can become bucket-fillers.
We begin each morning with a daily devotion. Kumu Kaupu shares a piece of scripture. The children talk about it and share what it means to them. And then they are encouraged to keep the scripture in mind as they continue on through their day. Mahalo nui loa, Kumu Kaupu! It’s a wonderful way to start the day!
Daily Morning Devotion from Faith on Vimeo.
The All-School Convocation on Friday, August 19th was a wonderful opportunity for the student body K-12 to get together as one big `ohana (the only other time is Founder’s Day). KES (students and staff) opened the Convocation with Mele Ho`okipa, a mele welcoming all. The Middle School and High School dance teams also performed and Mrs. Debra Lindsey, our new po`o kula, addressed the students and faculty. The highlight for many of the children was a relay race comprised of students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Our very own, Hi`iaka and Kahiau, represented the Class of 2028. It was a great way to start the year and build school spirit and pride.
All-School Convocation from Faith on Vimeo.