Maui Community Home School


Instructions & Examples

Week 3 - Oct 4-6
Homework: How far apart do we need to plant the Kalo plants?
Check out the chalkboard drawing of the plots (two rows in a bed that is 14 feet long, two rows in a bed that is 16 feet long, and 3 rows in a bed that is 22 feet long).
As we calculated in class, the lengths add up to 52 feet, however, we did not take into account that there are more than one row in each bed, so we actually have over 100 feet to plant 75 to 90 keiki kale plants.
The students are to come in with an idea that could work to plant these plots. As parents, you can guide your children through some of this if they don't have the big picture yet. We don't need big math just yet, but use it if it helps. The goal is to make sure the children put effort into this thinking exercise, there is really no right or wrong answer.

Week 2 - Sep 27-29
Mixed Graders created Picaland Kingdom, they created a legend, a compass and calculated the scale to Picaland Kingdom map.

Week 5 - Oct 18-20
Everybody got a chance to sew part of the flag the kids designed, with symbols of their important values like Love, Play, Anything is Possible, Technology, Boogieboarding, Friendship and Pizza!

Week 5 - Oct 18-20
This week's main lesson assignment is for each child to create a map of his or her bedroom, including measurements in feet/inches. It doesn't need to be a detailed architectural drawing to scale, but rather a beautiful and colorful depiction of their space. Permanent furniture such as a desk, bed, dressers, and features such as windows and doors are to be notated and labeled.

Week 7 - Nov 1-3
This week's main lesson assignment is for each child to complete a Main Lesson Book page with an artistic and colorful drawing of Maui.

Week 9 - Nov 15-17
The Verb Garden on the left and the Picaland Constitution on the right.

Skye Boat Song on Recorder

Knitting - Casting on

Knitting - How to knit

Week 12 - Dec 13-15
Pica Purses

Week 10 - Nov 29 - Dec 1
Pica Money

Week 13 - Jan 3-5
Tesla Multiplication Spirals. Creating beautiful geometric shapes with timestables.

Week 13 - Jan 3-5
Tesla Multiplication Spirals. Timestable of 4

Week 13 - Jan 3-5
Knitting

12 Days of Christmas
Once upon a Christmas time, a long time ago, a man who had a big heart, but little money, dreamt he could give his friends endless riches. When he awoke, the dream kept running through his mind, over and over. Finally, he asked himself, “If I could give my friends anything, what would I give?”

He smiled as he began to think of all the wondrous things he could buy for them. But then he thought, “I am a happy man, yet I have none of those things.”

And he began to think that perhaps real wealth could not be measured in riches. Perhaps there were gifts of greater value than the things money could buy. In the still of the night, he pondered these things and thought of Christmas and what it meant to him. Taking out his quill, he began to write on a parchment scroll:

“On the first day of Christmas, I pray for you joy in abundance and laughter, for laughter cures our ills and joy makes our spirits soar.”

(and he dipped his quill again…)

“On the second day of Christmas, I pray for you a sigh when you need one, for a sigh clears the heart as a cough clears the throat, and with a sigh comes acceptance of what we cannot change.”

(and he dipped his quill again…)

“On the third day of Christmas, I pray for you tears when you need them, for tears clear the eyes to see the stars and cleanse the soul to let healing begin.”

(and he dipped his quill again…)

“On the fourth day of Christmas, I pray for you serenity, for fights and wars start in individual breasts and that is where they must end.”

“On the fifth day of Christmas, I pray for you wisdom, for our priceless gift is the gift of choice – and we should use it well every day, in word and deed.”

(and he dipped his quill again…)

“On the sixth day of Christmas, I pray for you patience, for most troubles pass if we wait them out, and success comes with persistence.”

(and he dipped his quill again…)

“On the seventh day of Christmas I pray for you courage, for there may be many pitfalls and dangers ahead and problems can only be solved when they are faced.”

(and he dipped his quill again…)

“On the eight day of Christmas, I pray for you compassion, for we cannot help others until we understand them, and we cannot understand them until we walk in their shoes.”

(and he dipped his quill again…)

“On the ninth day of Christmas, I pray for you a willingness to work, for work turns dreams into reality – whether the dreams are ours or belong to those we can help.”

(and he dipped his quill again…)

“On the tenth day of Christmas I pray for you unwavering faith, for faith shapes our morals and our destiny and connects us to the spirit inside us that connects all things.”

“On the eleventh day of Christmas, I pray for you a mind full of hope, for hope determines our attitudes, sets our goals, and creates our ideals.”

“On the twelfth day of Christmas, I pray for you a heart so full of love that every day you must give some away to those whose paths you cross.”


And with each prayer, the man realized he was not giving a gift at all, but hoping his friends would find the gifts that they already had within them.

Each time he wrote a prayer, a marvelous thing happened. It seemed to him that the prayer although offered for his friends, remained in his heart and produced in him the very thing he prayed for them.

The man copied his scroll and sent the Christmas prayer to special friends, and that is where the legend of the Christmas Prayer is lost in the mists of time. The Christmas scrolls were passed from friend to friend, and over the years, the Christmas prayer began to appear all over the world. People in obscure villages and big cities would receive at Christmas time a copy of the scroll from a friend.

At last someone wanted to turn their scroll into a book, so that many more people could receive the gift of the Christmas prayer. And so now it has reached you. May you, too, feel the warmth of this prayer given to you, and share these true riches with your family and friends too.



Ja'el's Scroll of Wishes

Kaia's Scroll of Wishes

JWeek 16 - Jan 24-26

Finished Toolbox

Long Division Verse
E Ho Mai & Division
Measuring Relationships Volume
Measuring Relationships Weight and Volume
JWeek 26 - Jan 24-26

Fabric Dyeing with Uki Uki berries, Olena and Purple Cabbage with Lime