Monday message 02.11.2019

As I was walking to school last week, I happened upon one of my kindergarten facilitators. I asked her, “How is project-based learning working out with such young learners?” She replied, “It is the best way for children to learn at their level of understanding and development.” I was struck by her response, because she made it clear to me that kindergarten learners gain a better understanding of the concept they are being taught through hands-on learning, which is the foundation of project-based learning, the foundation of our curriculum.

Take a look at the picture above to see the project Ms. Ari’s kindergarten class was working on.

Frederick A. Birkett, Ed.M
Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School

Upcoming Events

November 24th – Multicultural Day – CANCELLED
November 25th – Thanksgiving Day – School Holiday
November 26th – School Holiday
December 1st – No Hoa O’ Alaka’i, Friends of Alaka’i PTN Meeting 5:00 – 6:00 pm
December 3rd – Wala’au Meeting 10:00 am – 11:00 am
December 13th – Board Meeting at 5:00 pm

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