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Aloha families!
I have posted a letter as well as the link to our Google Classroom on the Distance Learning page. Please check our Google Classroom for information regarding our extension activities and suggested schedule. Each tab has assignments and information pertaining to that subject, and I will primarily use the Google Classroom to share information and activities with you. I will update daily, although the week's worth of activities and the suggested schedule will be posted on Mondays. As always, please feel free to email me if you have any questions.
If you are opting to go with a printed packet, packets will be available for pick up on April 6th.
Take care and stay healthy!

Yesterday we enjoyed a visit from some of the pharmacy students at UH Hilo. They took some time to share the dangers of Tobacco with our students. We definitely learned a lot! 


Last quarter we were fortunate to have Mr. Delson work with us to share our understanding of Ho'ihi with our peers. Mr. Delson rewrote Lean on Me to represent the elements of Ho'ihi, and we practiced with him and his ukulele. The final presentation was amazing!


Our wonderful students created a challenge for the school for Hawaiian Core Value this quarter. We spent 5 minutes every afternoon picking up any trash we could find on the grounds of our campus for a week. We then created posters that could double as trash receptacles to hang up around campus. On presentation day the students shared what we had been able to collect, and challenged the rest of the school to join us for another week in keeping our campus clean- showing kuleana for our community and our own opala. For the next week the students emptied the trash posters and kept track of our school's total trash collection- more than two trash bags full!
Today we were so lucky to have Mr. Dave Carvalho from the UH Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes come and present to us! The students learned a volcano song, discussed plate techtonics, lava safety, and past and current Big Island flows- they even got to erupt a model volcano! A big mahalo to Mr. Carvalho for such a wonderful presentation!
We had an exciting adventure with our friends in Mrs. Teramoto's class last month! The entire 4th grade took a hike on Kaumana Trail up at the 21 mile marker in order to study phenology and kipuka. We looked at the life cycle of the 'ohia and enjoyed an awesome scavenger hunt looking for the local species that live in kipuka. Our 4th graders had a fantastic time!