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 
Director 

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National and State Testing

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Mark Jeffers Comes to Alaka’i for Marine Eco-Tour Presentation

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