This is our middle school theme this year. We spend time in four projects including fitness, garden and food, history and documentation and familiarization with the wa`a.
We are a project based and place based school with a Hawaiian focus.
Orientation of the night sky. Hawaiian navigators were very familiar with the night sky during their voyaging and especially the moon cycle as a guide to fishing, planting and harvesting crops, ceremonies and much more.
Hawaiians passed stories and information orally. At Kanu we incorporate this by having students, that have learned and practiced information and concepts, pass this on to younger keiki or children.
In the shadow of Mauna Kea
Traveled to Colorado Springs, CO and learned new information and resources to use in my classroom as a way of expanding the experiences of our students.
Students blend the cultural experiences with science as a way of knowing.
Space center learning about weather…Science on a sphere just like the one at Imiloa.
Kanu o ka `Äina
“He wa`a he moku,
He moku he wa`a”
Our canoe is our island,
our island is our canoe
Blending Hawaiian Culture a
Common Core Science Standa
• Expansion beyond Hawaii