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Friday, August 29, 2008

Homework and Our Progress

Aloha Kakou,

Our Homework today is as follows:
-At least 3 hours of project work a day
-At least 1 hour of math work a day
-Finish any outstanding homework (i.e. reading assignment with vocabulary, 200 word reflection on why we go to mauka and makai labs, etc.)

Progress Report:
Today was interesting with our first day of Basic Skills Workshops. This occurred from 8:30am to 11:15am, with students being engaged in various workshops that can help them in their projects and marketability.

Today was also the day we wanted to have as many of our haumana to be completed with most of phase one of project work in block 2. However, some of us were unable to reach this goal. We did have two students participate successfully in a pre-evaluation of their project. Yet, several students were easily distracted and found it difficult to focus on their projects. Several reminders were needed to invite them to focus on their projects.

Aunty Tammy and I, along with the rest of our Staff at Hakipu'u Learning Center hope that every student will seriously take time over this long weekend break to invest time into their projects. Most students still need to finish polishing their ideas on paper in their project binders. They also may need to refer to the Project-based Learning Handbook. Further, entry onto Project Foundry is critical with some pre-evaluations occurring as soon as school resumes on the 4th of September.

Also, as an announcement Camp is soon coming up on October 15, 16, and 17 at Kualoa. The calendars state that it will be on October 1, 2, and 3, but that has been changed. The prerequisite (or requirements) for students are: 1. Have demonstrated good behavior in various ways and have made pono any incident reports and 2. Have successfully participated in a pre-evaluation meeting for his/her project in block 2. and 3. That these aforementioned rules shall be met by September 19th (when block 2 ends).

If you have any questions, again please email me at

Kumu Feki


E 'Ulumua Kakou!
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