KWON Students in grades K-8 participated in a fun Halloween parade around the school campus this morning. They also enjoyed the festivities with a dance session. Students and staff alike boogied down to The Wobble and our classic Cupid Shuffle. Kumu Kuulei Peterson's class and Kumu Takeda's class won for the Most Spirited groups and will have an ice cream party in November. What a blast!
On Friday, October 25, Kaulana Werner, a former KWON student visited the library and read aloud a book titled A Not Scary Story about Big Scary Things by C. K. Williams. Kaulana inspired the students with his example of excellence on and off the field, his love for reading, and his desire to attend college when he graduates in 2015. He plays Wide Receiver for Kamehameha Schools and currently holds the record for passes completed. Thank you Kaulana!
First grade students are learning about How Authors Write. They also learned about the author/illustrator Mo Willems and his many books. The students tried their hand at becoming authors themselves! This week they created their own Don't Let the Pigeon... book cover, mimicking Mo Willems' books. Take a look at the slideshow to see the students' creations!
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KWON Kindergarten students created Beginning, Middle and End bracelets using three beads (one for the beginning of a fiction story, one for the middle and one for the end). Students also practiced retelling the beginning, middle and end of stories after they were read aloud. This helps students' long term memory and their ability to recall what happened in a story by chunking the parts of a story. Eventually, this strategy will result in higher reading comprehension as students connect different parts of a story and are able to understand what happened sequentially and consequently. Great Job Kindergarten!