We would like to invite you and your family to join us for our first Presentation of Learning, this Friday, Dec. 14, from 12:30-1:40 p.m. Our first school-wide project is based around the creation of a school garden, with each grade choosing a different focus and driving question for their inquiry-based unit of study.
In Project-Based Learning (PBL), the culminating event of each project is a presentation in which learners present to audiences what content they have come to understand and apply during the project. Over the course of many presentations, our learners will develop a confident and polished speaking style that will translate well into many practical applications, including college and job interviews, public speaking events, and academic presentations.
We value Presentations of Learning at Alaka’i O Kaua’i because they allow us to teach and assess the learners’ 21st Century skills of critical thinking, collaboration and creativity, as well as written and oral communication. Presentations give learners opportunities to showcase their hard work, to teach other students, and to develop their presentation skills. The public nature of the presentations creates an extra level of accountability for learners to really learn academic content and make it their own. We hope to see you there!
Alaka’i O Kaua’i participated in the Lights on Rice Parade on Friday, Dec. 7. We had a great turnout of families and staff draped in lights and wearing holiday apparel, with decorated scooters, strollers, and wagons, and the peace bus
Our K-5th learners have been hard at work in the school garden this week in preparation for the Presentation of Learning on Dec. 14. Mr. Jon, our wonderful facilities manager, rototilled the soil, added amendments, and created rows so the
We are actively working to expand our school and classroom libraries. We welcome new or gently used children’s books, ranging in level from kindergarten to middle school, of varying topics and genres. We are especially in need of chapter books.
School photos went home yesterday with our learners. If you ordered photos and did not receive your child’s packet, please let us know. Our Photo Retake Day has been rescheduled to January 17th (It is no longer on 12/12). If
Writer’s Workshop is the framework for writing instruction and practice that is used in our Alaka’i O Kaua’i K-5th classrooms. The curriculum that will be utilized is the Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing, where learners write
At Alaka’i O Kaua’i, we love and appreciate all of our volunteers! If you haven’t already done so, please get a volunteer application and fingerprinting/background check packet if you intend to continue (or begin) volunteering with us in the school.
Hanging out on Kauai for winter break? Looking for a way to support your school? We are looking for just a few volunteers to help paint and reorganize a certain space in our school (what will become the new teachers