The KWON Fall Book Fair is officially open! Students have been visiting the Book Fair at the Library for the last few days to complete their wish lists. The Book Fair will be open today through next Friday, October 5. Don't forget to stop by for Muffins with Moms on Monday morning, Donuts with Dads on Tuesday morning, and Goodies with Grands on Friday morning. Wednesday, we'll have fun at our Health and Wellness Night so come by and enjoy the festivities. For more information regarding the book fair visit our online site. We'll see you soon!
This week, first graders learned about the literary genre of POETRY! Together, they read and then listened to Shel Silverstein read his famous poem about imagination called Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me, too! Students found rhyming words in the poem, danced to Super Why's Freeze Dance Rhyming, and then created their own class poem using the rhyming words they learned! Great job first graders!
KWON Middle School students won the 2013 award for the Best Middle School Anchor Team. Go to Hiki No's Youtube link at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U69ZULhMTsw&feature=player_embedded#t=22 and fast forward to 9:59 for a four minute clip that details KWON's history, a Nanakuli Legend, and the building of our school playground! Great job Pumehana, Aaron, and Alana!
Ka Waihona o ka Na'auao students and staff welcomed the Hokule'a and Hikianalia crew to Nanakuli with music, dance, lei, and ho'okupu. Eighth graders were able to go aboard the canoes and learn about navigation from Nainoa Thompson, Uncle Maka, and Uncle Buff. KWON was even featured on the Hokule'a website! The Hokule'a and Hikianalia will be anchored in Nanakuli Bay through Saturday when it will sail to Poka'i Bay with our Principal, Mr. Alvin Parker, as one of the crew members. Stop by the bay for a glimpse of this lege
Prolific author, Greg Tang, is visiting Hawaii this week. He took a moment to write a special message to our KWON students...in our school library books he authored! He is considered an international leading mind in math instruction. He hosts a free website GregTangMath.com that offers games, books, teaching tips, Kakooma, and so much more! Stop by his website to further your or your student's math skills or drop by the KWON library to borrow his books! Each book is a Math-terpiece!
Whenever we use technology to communicate, we must be responsible. Texts, pictures, and messages can be forwarded and are out of our control once they leave us. KWON Middle School students learned about using technology responsibly through the Choose What Happens Next Videos. Students viewed a scenario and then were allowed to choose what the characters in the video should do. Our KWON Middle Schoolers were shocked and sobered by the effect their choices can have, as seen through these videos. Let's work together to teach our children to be responsible with technology so we stay safe and happy as an 'ohana!
Each week, fifth and sixth graders visit the KWON library and view book trailers about award winning novels. This week, students viewed a Book Talk and discussion about the book Chasing Vermeer by the author of the book, Blue Baillett. Students also learned about Literary Genres, specifically the Realistic Fiction Genre. Chasing Vermeer's mysterious story discusses the true artist that brought the painting Girl with the Pearl Earring to life. Students have also viewed book trailers for the books Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians, Cosmic, Captain Nobody, Flush and more. Next week, students will look back at recently reviewed books and place them into correct literary genres by learning about movie genres (science fiction, adventure, biography) which will be fun! If you would like to help your child's reading interests grow through Book Talks and Book Trailers, go to the Scholastic website for a fountain of book options!
Students in grades 5 and 6 visit the library weekly to research and find books about class assigned topics. Above, students are using the iPads to find leveled books and research Egypt for an upcoming project. The library is also open before and after school for students to continue their quests so stop by!
Parents, students, and staff have been caught reading all over the place in the last month! From their bedrooms, to the park, to their classrooms and on the sidewalks, KWON 'ohana old and young are Getting Caught Reading!
If you catch someone reading, forward the picture to firstname.lastname@example.org so he/she can be added to our Caught Reading board! Let's keep our eyes open for readers among us!