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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Possible Project Idea & Resources We can Use

PPI
Where does gout come from?
What causes gout?
Who is likely to get gout?
Does gout have a more scientific name?
What can be done to prevent getting gout?


Resource found
Google Books
http://www.teachingamericanhistory.org

Friday, February 13, 2009

Cracked Mountain

Hakipu'u

Haki - Cracked

Pu'u - Mountains

and the winds coming from the sky and always striving for the highest.

from Uncle Cal citing the graphic designed by Uncle Kala.

Some thoughts

The pathway to school improvement is not paved with standardized tests.
since the 50's we've doing a lot of measuring.

School and Community leaders need to learn how to use assessment to improve schools.

True Hopelessness always trumps pressure to learn...

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2007/10/17/08stiggings.h27.html?print=1

4 day weekend, lab, projects, presentations, HSA testing...

Aloha Kakou,

Please enjoy your 4 day weekend with fun activities including project work. Please do not forget that we have Makai lab on Wednesday, February 18th.

Please dont forget what you need which includes:

Snorkel
Fins
Swim Clothes - appropriate
Dry Clothes to change in to.
Lunch
Notes for Makai Lab
Towel
and other things you might need.


Congrats to Kyle and Isaac for doing a successful presentation of Project-based learning to most of our staff of HLC.

And on the flip side over half our class did not bring their planners to class today. This is not a good indicator. Please use your planner to keep hours and plan what you are going to do.

Be safe and Malama Pono!

Aunty Charlene said, "You get what you measure" THINK ABOUT IT

KUMU FEKI

Friday, February 6, 2009

Aloha Haumana

After meeting with all of you this past week I would like to formalize the goals that we will have.

These are some of the goals I think we should focus on:

- COMPLETE AT LEAST ONE PROJECT BY MARCH 6TH, MAY 1ST, AND MAY 29TH, 2009
- COMPLETE 3 REQUIRED PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS BY MAY 29TH, 2009
- INVEST AN HOUR BEFORE OR AFTER SCHOOL TO WORK ON PROJECT WORK, LLE’S OR BOOK REPORTS.
- INVEST AN HOUR BEFORE OR AFTER SCHOOL TO WORK AND STUDY ON MATH.
- STRETCH MYSELF TO DO MORE IN MATH THAN I HAVE DONE IN THE RECENT MONTHS.
- FINISH AT LEAST TWO LLE’S (.10 CREDIT HOURS EACH -10 MAX PER SCHOOL YEAR) BY MARCH 6TH, MAY 1ST AND MAY 29TH, 2009
- FINISH AT LEAST ONE BOOK REPORT (.25 CREDIT HOURS) ON MARCH 6TH, MAY 1ST, AND MAY 29TH,2009
- USE MY PLANNER TO: 1.) PLAN MY HOMEWORK EVERYDAY, 2.) WRITE DOWN HOURS I SPEND ON PROJECT WORK OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL ALONG WITH A 3 SENTENCE DESCRIPTION OF WHAT I WAS DOING.
- BRING MY PLANNER, PROJECT BINDER, 2 PENCILS AND PENS AND PAPER/COMPOSITION BOOK AND OTHER MATERIALS TO SCHOOL EVERYDAY EVEN IF IT IS A DAY FOR PE OR LABS.
- NOT: 1.) SWEAR AT ANY TIME, 2.) HURT OR ENDANGER ANYONE MENTALLY, VERBALLY, OR PHYSICALLY.
- NOT: 1.) WEAR INAPPROPRIATE CLOTHING TO SCHOOL, 2.) CHEW OR POSSESS GUM IN THE OPEN.
- COME PREPARED FOR PE EVERY MONDAY WITH MY ATHLETIC GEAR AND A GOOD ATTITUDE.
- COME PREPARED FOR MAKAI LAB EVERY WEDNESDAY WITH NECESSARY GEAR, HOMEWORK AND ATTITUDE (IF YOU DO NOT COME PREPARED MORE THAN 3 TIMES, THERE WILL BE HEAVY CONSEQUENCES FOR THAT CHOICE.)
- BE PRO-ACTIVE AND REFUSE TO BE REACTIVE
- ACKNOWLEDGE ANY FEEDBACK BY SAYING “THANK YOU FOR YOUR FEEDBACK”
- COMMUNICATE TO UNCLE FEKI OR ANY STAFF MEMBER I TRUST, ANY ISSUES THAT ARE UNSAFE OR ARE KEEPING ME FROM WORKING EFFECTIVELY IN SCHOOL.
- BE RESPECTFUL TO OTHERS BY SPEAKING KINDLY TO AND ABOUT THEM.
- NOT ALLOW ANYTHING TO DISTRACT ME FROM FOCUSING ON MY WORK TO ACHIEVE MY GOAL.

On Monday I will meet with every student to formally choose two or three of the following goals, or another goal like it, and will focus on accomplishing it this semester. If the goal is accomplished, we can choose another item to work on.

Mahalo,
Kumu Feki
feki54@gmail.com

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Monday, February 2, 2009

Parent Teacher Conferences

Aloha,

I prefer to call it Student-Parent-Teacher conference because our students have the best idea of what they have done and what they need to do.

Basically, we are looking at what we have done and what we can do to move our students to the next grade level.

Here is a brief list of what we can get credit for here at HLC:
Projects, Math, LLE's, Electives, e2020 and Compass courses (other than math), Work from Kumu, Basic Skills Workshops, Book Reports, Summer Activities, Camp and Learning Papers.

I am still learning how all our students can best benefit from all the opportunities here at Hakipu'u Learning Center.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

LLE Requirements

2008 - 2009 Semester 2

LLE INFORMATION

Steps to Submitting an LLE
1. Participate in a 6-8 hour "experience." Experiences may include: visiting a new place, learning a new skill, exploring a new subject of interest, etc.
2. Recognize the value in that experience for your learning and grown and decide to write up an LLE!!! Hurray!!!
3. Write up a reflection paper on your experience. (Follow the guidelines given below.)
4. Jump on project foundry and under, PROJECTS and Write a Project Request, choose the Life Long Learning Experiences form.
5. Fill out the form, which includes uploading your reflection paper.
6. Submit the proposal.
(7. OPTIONAL: Turn into me a folder of any extra evidence which you've gathered: hand-written journals, collected post cards, photographs, notes taken, stuffed animals won, etc.)

Write-Up Guidelines
Include the following information in your write up:

Paragraph 1: Introduction
-Briefly explain WHEN the even took place, WHO was there, WHAT the even entailed, WHERE it took place, and HOW it went.

Paragraphs 4-6: Body of Paper
-Choose 4-6 of the following questions. For each question you choose, write a thourough and in-depth paragraph. GIVE ALL THE DETAILS POSSIBLE. THE MORE DETAILS YOU EXPLAIN TO US, THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING FULL CREDIT!!!
1. What was the most important thing you learned? How did this experience teach you this lesson?
2. What was the most challenging aspect of the experience?
3. How did this experience allow you to understand something differently?
4. How did this make you understand yourself, your family, or your community better?
5. How did this experience tie in with a specific Content Standard?
6. How were your multiple intelligences used, challenged, or developed?
7. How has this experience changed you forever?

Last Paragraph: Conclusion
-Summarize your feelings about the experience. Would you participate in something like this again? Would you recommend others to participate in that activity? Are you proud of the lessons you have learned?

Reflection Requirements - The nitty-gritty:
Font Size 12, double spaced. Have someone read and edit your write-up for proper grammar and punctuation before you turn it in.
7-8 graders: 500 words
9-10 graders: 600 words
11-12 graders: 700 words

Keahiakahoe

E 'Ulumua Kakou!
Let us find our way forward together!
 
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