Magical things take place here every day at Alaka’i O Kaua’i. My favorite parts of the day are when I visit the classrooms and get to know the learners.
Last week, the fifth-graders created their own business plan to sell Halloween-o-grams, voted on what product to make, designed the order form, collected and counted the money, and hand-crafted every card, including the written message. They sold 171 in less than one week!
I saw learners participating in math and reading centers, presenting to their class, and painting and decorating pumpkins.
The 3rd and 4th-grade learners couldn’t wait to read me their spooky stories, some six pages long, and show me their spooky artwork.
I was able to listen in on fantastic read-alouds, with invigorating discussions about literary devices, story elements, new and interesting vocabulary, how to make and adjust predictions, infer and support with evidence, and write summaries with a beginning, middle, and end.
Learners also researched and wrote about Halloween traditions around the world in collaborative groups.
Our adorable kindergarten learners created their own books in a writing center, learned the alphabet with Zoo-Phonics, and danced the Cupid Shuffle to learn left and right. Seeing the 5th grade learners reading with their kindergarten buddies really warmed my heart!
Last but not least, progress is being made in the garden as our plants and compost piles are growing daily.
We had such a fun Halloween at Alaka’i O Kaua’i. The 5th-grade learners put the finishing touches on the Halloween-O-Grams and personally delivered 171 treats to students and staff. Our costume parade started with Miss Casey’s class, and picked up
Every morning, our learners gather together for Morning Meeting. It’s an engaging way to start each day, build a strong sense of community, and set children up for success socially and academically. Each morning, students and teachers gather together in
We are gearing up to start our parent organization, which we are calling the Alaka’i OHANA NETWORK. All parents or family members who are interested in joining are welcome! The purpose of this very important organization is to create community
We will hold our first annual Multicultural Feast on Friday, Nov. 16, at noon. All families are welcome to join us for the festivities. This tradition will be a wonderful way to kick off the Thanksgiving week and allows us
Interested in being a “Class Parent”? We would love to have you! Anyone interested in helping support a specific class, please contact the facilitator. Class Parents are there to support by volunteering in the classroom, organizing special activities, helping coordinate