Maui Community Home School


Progress Report and Homework

Week 1 - Sept 20-22:
Mr. Peter: review and introduction to time (months, years, seasons, telling
time with an analog clock).  This includes academic skills such as art (a colorful graph of the year), writing in both cursive handwriting and printing (which cover the language arts of spelling and vocabulary in preparation for grammar content), and the social aspects of working in a group (such as our circle work
supporting math multiplication tables, speech recitation, movement, and music). This type of cross-curricular integrated work is part of the methodology that Waldorf education is based upon.
Ms. Kether:
Ms. Ilse: Money/Coins/Graphing (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Months of the year and Time), Handwriting and Spelling, Reading of The Brothers Lionheart, Mini Society - Naming of our country, exploring schoolgrounds and creating maps.
Mixed Graders are making kites during woodworking with William.

Homework: none


Week 2 - Sept 27-29:
Mr. Peter: Units of measurement in the US standard/customary system (the inch, foot, yard, mile). 
Ms. Kether:
Ms. Ilse:
Money/Coins/Shopping Game (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Months of the year and Time), Writing and Drawing, Reading of the Brothers Lionheart, Mini Society - Treasure Hunt, Creating Maps and Legends . Directions.
Mixed Graders are making kites during woodworking with William.

Homework: For this week, some of the work that you can continue and deepen
at home would be to:
  • Measure different points of interest in your home with the US standard/customary system (the inch, foot, yard, mile).  We composed a list in class, and this should be in your child's homework folder (length of child's own foot, height of family members, pets, plants; dimensions of kitchen/dining table, doors, bed, chair, ect.) Help your child by using your trip odometer in your vehicle to measure the distance between your home and our homeschool campus.
  • Review the months of the year (both the spelling and the season/time of year). What makes that month special?
  • Review the days of the week (same as months above)
  • Practice telling time with an analog clock
  • Review terms: dawn, dusk, mid-day, night, evening, season of autumn, etc.
  • Practice multiplication tables: 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 12 (and more if comfortable)

Week 3 - Oct 4-6
Mr. Peter: Michaelmas Celebration & Finding Your Dragons. Math: Time-telling skills, months and clock. Measurement units of the US standard system (inch, foot, yard, mile). Introduction to the Metric system. Music: Recorder practice and singing.
Ms. Kether:
Ms. Ilse: For math we practiced timestables and addition facts, Poetry ("The Witch" by Jack Prelutzky) Finding rhyme patterns. Picasso Wicked Witch art. We continued reading "The Brothers Lionheart". Social studies: Picaland. We talked about type of countries (kingdom, republic, democracy, dictatorship etc), they finished their maps with legends and we started the flag design for Picaland Republic of Kids.
Mixed Graders are making kites during woodworking with William.

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 4 - Oct 11-13
Mr. Peter: Math: We completed our introduction to time and linear measurement, both the Customary (inches, feet, etc) and Metric (meters, centimeters) systems were covered. Review of hours, half-hours, quarter-hours, 5-min intervals, and specific minutes. Also, we revisited AM and PM as well as time before and after the hour. Music: Along with singing around the piano, we reviewed the beginnings of conducting. Handwork: (finger) knitting
Ms. Kether:
Ms. Ilse: Mental Math, Timestables, Addition, Yatzee, Poetry ("Double, double toil and trouble" by William Shakespeare), Finding rhyme patterns, finished Picasso Wicked Witch art. Social studies: Picaland. Flags and Symbols, "Speaking" in Pictures. Geography: Airmail Delivery Game through the world.
Mixed Graders are making kites during woodworking with William.

Homework: Time worksheet


Week 5 - Oct 18-20
Mr. Peter: Music: Maui Pops Orchestra Children's Concert Field Trip. Math: Practice times tables, addition, subtraction and measuring. Hawaiian History & Culture: We began to learn "E Ho Mai," which is a special and powerful Hawaiian 'oli, or chant.
Ms. Kether: Form Drawing and Cursive handwriting
Ms. Ilse: For math we practiced timestables, addition facts and mental math. Halloween Poetry. Finding rhyme patterns. We continued reading "The Brothers Lionheart". Social studies: Picaland. 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!
Mixed Graders are making kites during woodworking with William.

Homework:
This week's 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. The challenge (or bonus) is to create a map on their home property, or maybe even neighborhood.  Those students who attend Ms. Ilse's Wednesday classes already created a map of the school property. A photo of the chalkboard is attached showing a quickly done sample map of our classroom and the assignment as they wrote in their homework journals.
Also, the previously mentioned math sheet, which includes Lists #1-5, is to be handed in on Tuesday. We will keep these in our new blue math folders.



Week 6 - Oct 25-27
Mr. Peter: History & Culture of Hawaii. We finished reading the book "To Find The Way." Music: Basic Recorder and rhythm sticks. Math: Addition & Subtraction. Handwork: Knitting
Ms. Kether: We have been working on Form Drawing, to include Cursive Writing review (introduction for some), some rhythmic work, and we began the 12's times tables song.  Counting by 12's is the same as measuring by feet, so we were all in the spirit of that, after just completing a Measurement Block!
Ms. Ilse: For math we practiced timestables, addition facts and mental math. Halloween Poetry. Finding rhyme patterns. We continued reading "The Brothers Lionheart". Social studies: Picaland. The Constitution and Making Laws. We made our own paper for writing our Picaland laws on next week.
Mixed Graders are making kites during woodworking with William.

Homework:
This weekend's main lesson assignment is for each child to create a Main Lesson Book page with the Hawaiian numbers, including a drawing of their own.

Times Tables Challenges - We will start with 12's.  This means that your child may practice their 12's times tables with you often in fun and interesting ways.  Children learn quickly when in movement, so feel free to get out a jump rope, or other rhythmicmovement that they enjoy when practicing times tables.  When they know a times table forwards, backwards, and out-of order, they may try to pass their "Challenge" with me.  I will ask them, "12 times 4 is ?"  and I will want them to answer "48".  I will also ask them, " 48 is ?" and I will want them to say, "4 piles of 12." I keep track in a little book with stars for each Challenge passed.  The goal is to get a star for all their Challenges this year, and they may try as many times as they need!  I'd like to have a Celebration for Times Tables Victories at the end of our collective home school time together this year.

Picaland; (for discussion with your child) Why do we make laws? What are some laws that you think are important for Picaland?

Week 7 - Nov 1-3
Mr. Peter: Hawaiian History and preparation for Makahiki. Sitting Hula and 'oli chants, Gardening, Cursive writing. For music, the students are learning the Skye Boat Song on the recorder. Math Addition, Subtraction & Multiplication Practice. Handwork: knitting.
Ms. Kether: Rhythmical review of the 12 times table. Twelves Song Form drawing and cursive handwriting practice.
Ms. Ilse: For math we practiced timestables, addition and subtraction facts. Mental math. We played a game of Solve-the-Riddle Multiplication and we played Prime Climb Game. We looked up action words (verbs) in the dictionary and then enacted them and wrote sentences with these words. We played a broadcasting and receiving game to practice clear communication. For Picaland, we discussed laws and money. We brainstormed what denominations to use and what shape our bills should be. We carved some money designs in carving foam and printed them.
Mr. William: Making kites.

Homework: This weekend's main lesson assignment is for each child to complete a Main Lesson Book page with an artistic and colorful drawing of Maui. We started with a free hand outline of the island. An example is attached here. Next week in class we will draw a map with details like this.
As always, consistent math practice is important.  The previously mentioned math sheet, which includes Lists #11-15, will be checked in class and is to be handed in on Tuesday. We will keep these in our new blue math folders. Please help your child to remember to bring these blue math folders to school every Tuesday and Thursday.

In preparation for the Makahiki Feast & Festivities, please help your child sing the Makahiki Meles,  perform the Sitting Hula Song and play the recorder here.

Week 8 - Nov 8-10
Mr. Peter: Hawaiian History and preparation for Makahiki. Sitting Hula and 'oli chants, Gardening, Cursive writing. For music, the students are learning the Skye Boat Song on the recorder. Math Addition, Subtraction & Multiplication Practice. Handwork: knitting.
Ms. Kether:
Ms. Ilse: For math, we played Math Riddles and What's in Your Wallet Game and the Game of Life.  For Language Arts, we wrote Triangle Sentence, learning in an indirect way about action words (verbs), nouns, describing words (adjectives/adverbs). For Picaland, we discussed how bills become laws. The children wrote a paragraph about "If I were elected the president, I'd........"
Mr. William: Making kites.

Homework:
Design Pica Money on template that was provided to your children and discuss the laws we will be creating for Picaland so we can all live and play happily together.


Week 9 - Nov 15-17
Mr. Peter: Math: Formal Introduction to vertical math equations. Regrouping. Place value. Carrying/Borrowing. Around the World Game. Practice Math Facts. Language Arts & Hawaiiana Studies: Continued cursive writing. Reading aloud of Keoni's Dream by Jack Kelly. Students learned about the virtues of forgiveness, honesty, harmony and unconditional love.
Music: Basic recorder, soft intro to reading music notations.
Ms. Kether: Introduction to Timestable of 12
Ms. Ilse: For math, we practiced mental math with addition and subtraction of two digit numbers. Place Value, introduction to vertical math. Adding with regrouping. For Language Arts, we acted out action words (verbs) and with scissors, construction paper and glue we made our verb garden. For Picaland, we selected the winning money designs, we wrote our laws on our home-made paper, signed each other's constitution and sealed it with our own made wax seal. Constitution of Picaland.
Uncle William: Making kites.
Ms. Hannah: Knitting

Homework:
Math Sheets 16-21, Kamehameha Drawing, Write a story about what your travels would be like and the places and towns you would come across as you traveled around our island of Maui on horseback.

Week 10 - Nov 29 - Dec 1
Mr. Peter: Math: Formal Introduction to vertical math equations. Regrouping. Place value. Carrying/Borrowing. Around the World Game. Practice Math Facts. Language Arts & Hawaiiana Studies: Continued cursive writing. Reading aloud of Keoni's Dream by Jack Kelly. Students learned about the virtues of forgiveness, honesty, harmony and unconditional love.
Music: Basic recorder, soft intro to reading music notations.
Ms. Kether:
Ms. Ilse: For math, we played "What's in your wallet?", practiced timestables, vertical addition and subtraction, place value and we made a ledger for the Pica Treasury. For Language Arts, we played "Change that word", replacing dull action words for more vivid, describing verbs. For Picaland, ledger Pica Treasury. Consequenses of breaking laws. We talked about court.
Uncle William: Building tool kits
Ms. Hannah: Knitting

Homework:
Math Sheets

Week 11 - Dec 6-8
Mr. Peter: Math: Formal Introduction to vertical math equations. Regrouping. Place value. Carrying/Borrowing. Around the World Game. Practice Math Facts. Language Arts & Hawaiiana Studies: Continued cursive writing. Reading aloud of Keoni's Dream by Jack Kelly. Students learned about the virtues of forgiveness, honesty, harmony and unconditional love.
Music: Basic recorder, soft intro to reading music notations.
Ms. Kether:
Ms. Ilse: For math; we practiced mental math, we played "Sum 20", we worked on vertical math (addition and subtraction over 1,000), we also played Prime Climb. For language arts; we played "Two-for-One" (Spelling, Alphabetical Order, making words). Picaland; lots of buying and selling with Pica money. Making Christmas ornaments.
Uncle William: Building tool kits
Ms. Hannah: Knitting

Homework:
Math Sheets

Week 12 - Dec 13-15
Mr. Peter: Math: Formal Introduction to vertical math equations. Regrouping. Place value. Carrying/Borrowing. Around the World Game. Practice Math Facts. Language Arts & Hawaiiana Studies: Continued cursive writing. Reading aloud of Keoni's Dream by Jack Kelly. Students learned about the virtues of forgiveness, honesty, harmony and unconditional love.
Music: Basic recorder, soft intro to reading music notations.
Ms. Kether:
Ms. Ilse: For math; we practiced timestables by making fun-flaps and we practiced mental math by playing the "Card-Count-Down" Game. Practicing vertical math subtraction and addition up to 1,000. For Language Arts; we discussed and practiced with vivid describing words (adjectives). For Picaland; we made Pica purses to hold all the monies that has been earned during busy market place, selling and buying items.
Uncle William: Building tool kits
Ms. Hannah: Knitting

Homework: Math Worksheet through #48, knitting

Week 13 - Jan 3-5
Mr. Peter: Language Arts: History through clothing. Verbs and Nouns. Spelling. Cursive Handwriting. Reading: Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Music: Basic Recorder and rhythm sticks. Math: Regrouping, addition and subtraction with 3-digit numbers, introduction to multiplication with single digit multiplier in vertical format. Around-The-World Game.
Ms. Kether: Review of Timestables.
Ms. Ilse: Math: Card Game Time-to-Multiply, Mental Math and Tesla Multiplication Spiral. Language Arts: Reading & Comprehension. Life-after-Dark article with comprehension questions. Dictionary practice. Cursive writing. Reading aloud. Picaland: Creating calendars. Business ideas. Reading Tarantula Shoes.
Uncle William: Building tool kits
Ms. Hannah: Knitting

Homework:
Math Practice sheets up through List #54.
Copy the Morning Verse, with nouns and verbs very lightly underlined, onto a Main Lesson Book page. This is to be a beautiful and colorful presentation, along with an illustration of your choosing.

Knitting.

Read 12 Days of Christmas and create your own scroll of wishes for your friends and family this week, and bring it back by Thursday of next week to share with everyone.  Every scroll will be unique in style and content.  Write in cursive. Parents, help your child connect in their heart with the exercise, so that it is meaningful for them.  Maybe they will choose one friend or family member they are really thinking of and wishing for.  Or maybe it will be to a group of friends, or their whole family. Scrolls may be decorated and enhanced in anyway you are inspired. Scroll of Wishes



Week 14 - Jan 10-12
Mr. Peter:  History through clothing. Verbs and Nouns. Spelling. Cursive Handwriting. Reading: Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Music: We played and counted out loud different rhythms. Singing. Math: We reviewed multiplying a two digit number by a single digit multiplier (e.g. 54 x 3). A new 'math trick' was introduced, which is multiplying by a two digit multiplier which ends with a 0 in the ones column (e.g. 54 x 30). Noticing the 0 is important!
Ms. Kether: Form Drawing, Cursive Writing. Vertical Multiplication and Long Division. Review Timestables of 2 and 12. Individual Timestable Challenges.
Ms. Ilse: Math: Mental Math and Prime Climb Game. Language Arts: Reading & Comprehension.The Sperm Whale article with comprehension questions. Dictionary practice. Cursive writing. Reading aloud. Picaland: Made templates for calendars.  Reading Tarantula Shoes.
Uncle William: Building tool kits
Ms. Hannah: Knitting recorder cases.

Homework:
Review timestables of 2's and 12's and pick one of the timestables to master for a Challenge with Ms Kether.
Write 5-10 example sentences with nouns (blue) and verbs (red) identified with underline or writing in color.
Math Practice sheets up through List #55-60.
Create a list of fabrics found at home (e.g. cotton shirts, leather jacket, suede sandals, polyester blouse, etc)
Progress with knitting
Bring everything back to school on Tuesday


Bring magazines (nature, science, natgeo, animals etc) to class next week for making collages for calendars.


Week 15 - Jan 17-19
Mr. Peter:  History through clothing: We continued our work identifying nouns and verbs out of our reading, and added adjectives. We discussed some various processes to bring a fiber to be a fabric, or textile. Spelling dictations. Read aloud " Farmer Boy" by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Continued forms and cursive practice. Music: We played and counted out loud different rhythms in addition to our regular singing. Math: Review of multiplying a two digit number by a single digit multiplier (e.g. 54 x 3).
Ms. Kether: I read a story called, "The Prince Who Could Not Read".  It is a great story about a prince who learns the difficult way, about "ruling oneself".  This pedagogical story was a very needed story for everyone in the class.  Each student is learning how to work with their many impulses, and become masters of their own attention and intention.  We will continue working with this theme next week.  
We also worked on 12's times tables, while engaging in a very challenging movement pattern.
We discussed some games and activities that I will be bringing this next week to "play" with long division in ways that illustrates the "simple facts" behind the "secret formula".  We will be working with this for at least a few weeks.  We will be using manipulatives in these "number games and riddles".  Math at this age is not conceptual.  It is very easily demonstrated, seen and proven.  It is
important that they experience math and have multiple ways to relate
with the operations they are learning. There is not one way to to do math at this level!
Ms. Ilse: Mental Math practice and game, vertical math addition and subtraction up to 1,000, regrouping. Spelling Game. Reading Tarantula Shoes. Picaland: Making Calendars
Uncle William: Building tool kits
Ms. Hannah: Knitting recorder cases.

Homework:
 Prepare for Multiplication Challenges.

Math Practice sheets up through List #61-66

Write 10 example sentences with challenging spelling words. These will be shared in class. Please guide your child to compose appropriate content for our third/fourth grade class, this means not too simple, and not too complicated.

Make 3-4 calendar pages. Bring magazines (nature, science, natgeo, animals etc) to class for finishing collages for our calendars next week.

Knitting two rows per day.

Week 16 - Jan 24-26
Mr. Peter: Kumu Makamae shared about Kapa, cloth made from a tree bark. We continued working on parts of speech, we have identified the describing words of adjectives, (picture words that describe nouns), and adverbs (words that describe verbs and answer such questions as how, where, and when, among others). Curstive Practice. We are reading Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Music: We played and counted aloud different rhythms in addition to our regular singing. Math: multiplication and division.
Ms. Kether: Long Division
Ms. Ilse: Leather demonstration and hands-on leather project by Gretchen Cordoza. Math: Horizontal multiplication practice with two digit numbers multiplied with 1 digit multiplier. Menu Math. Picaland: continued collaging our calendars. Spelling months of the year.
Uncle William: Finished Tool Boxes
Ms. Hannah: Knitting recorder cases

Homework:
Prepare for multiplication challenges on Thursday.

Write 5-10 sentences with challenging spelling words that include nouns with adjectives and verbs with adverbs.

Math Practice sheets up through List #67-72.

Progress with knitting

Finish 10-11 pages of the calendar at home. Wednesday we'll wrap this project up.


Week 17 - Jan 31-Feb 2
Mr. Peter: History of Fabric: Cotton. Parts of speech, identifying the describing words of adjectives, adverbs, nouns and verbs. Intro to pronouns (words in place of nouns). Cursive Handwriting. Read aloud Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Math: Practice on carrying, borrowing, multiplication, intro long division. Music: We played and counted aloud different rhythms in addition to our regular singing, and playing recorders.
Ms. Kether:
Ms. Ilse: Math: Practice timestables and vertical addition and subtraction. Menu Math. Language Arts: Ancient China: The Legend of Silk. Reading and comprehension. Cursive writing. Writing complete sentences. Picaland: making collages for our calendars. Finished reading Tarantula Shoes by Tom Birdseye.

Homework:
Compose a story with an accompanying drawing. Themes could include clothing, food, an adventure. It should be at least 2 paragraphs long, so at least 10 sentences that include nouns with adjectives and verbs with adverbs
If you see your child is ready, you could help by suggesting different sentence structures, i.e. not always starting sentences with 'The' or 'I'

Math Practice sheets up through List #73-78.

Progress with knitting

Finish calendars at home and bring back to school next week.



Week 18 - Feb 7-9

Mr. Peter: Language Arts: identifying parts of speech (nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs), informal introduction to pronouns (because they act in place of nouns), Betty Botta poem and chapters from Farmer Boy read aloud.
Math: single digit multipliers, long division (with process poem memorized)
Woodworking: finished toolboxes
Handwork: knitting recorder cases
Music: We played and counted aloud different rhythms in addition to our regular singing, and varying amounts of time on the recorders when time allowed.
Ms. Kether:
Ms. Ilse: Mental Math and Menu Math. Fact and Opinion. Newspaper Exploration - Scavenger Hunt.
Homework:
Division Math Sheets with stamps or blocks

Progress with knitting

Week 19 - Feb 14-16
Mr. Peter: Language Arts: recipe reading - measuring amounts and following instructions, list of examples from measuring, chapters from Farmer Boy read aloud.
Math: recipe with measurements used to bake cookies and worksheets. (measuring capacity, division and math riddles in pictorial form)
Culture/History: Valentine's Day Festival, movement with math, brief re-introduction to measuring.
Movement: Adventures with Ms. Juliana in movement/circus arts class. This is an imaginative and fun-filled time with individual and group skills work such as throwing and catching, somersaults, warm-ups and stretching, games and more.
Music: We played and counted aloud different rhythms in addition to our regular singing, and varying amounts of time on the recorders when time allowed.
Ms. Kether:
Ms. Ilse: Math: Practice Multiplication and Division Tables. We played Multiplication Math Bingo and Prime Climb Game. Language Arts: Discussed and practiced Fact/Opinion. Reading aloud. Cursive Handwriting, spelling of Newspaper related words. Picaland: students named their own newspaper and played reporter and wrote their first article. Picture writing prompts.

Homework:
Write a news article for your newspaper. Instructions sent home.

Progress with knitting


Week 20 - Feb 21-23
Mr. Peter: Language Artschapters from Farmer Boy read aloud, parts of speech.
Math: place value (hundreds and thousands), timed division and then turned inverse to multiplication, Measurement of volume and weight. Review place value up to one million. illustrated division riddle
Movement: Adventures with Ms. Juliana in movement/circus arts class. This is an imaginative and fun-filled time with individual and group skills work such as throwing and catching, somersaults, warm-ups and stretching, games and more.
Music: We played and counted aloud different rhythms in addition to our regular singing, and varying amounts of time on the recorders when time allowed.
Knitting and woodworking
Ms. Kether: In class, we talked about those famous math gnomes that many Waldorf students hear about in 1st and 2nd grade, and remembered about the
meticulous "Recorder Gnome" who must record the counted jewels with great accuracy.  I put up some "place value" shelves to the thousands place value and we played around with jewels and sacks of ten, creating numbers and naming them accurately. We will play with this up to the millions place value, and correlate this to their work in long division and multiplication. We also reviewed our terms - quotient, divisor and dividend, and practiced our long division verse. 
Ms. Ilse: Math: Practice Multiplication and Division Tables. Introduction to long division. Language Arts: Discussed and practiced Fact/Opinion. Every student wrote an opinion about Pokemon cards being banned from school. Discussed  ypefaces and their different uses. Reading aloud. Cursive Handwriting, spelling of Newspaper related words. Picaland: students played the role of reporters and wrote several articles for their newspapers.

Homework:

Math Work Sheets

Please do the following long division equations using Base Ten blocks or stamps and also as long division. 
42 divided by 3
843 divided by 3
1632 divided by 3
Always check your work with multiplication!  DIVIDE, MULTIPLY, SUBTRACT,
BRING DOWN, CHECK!

Write a news article for your newspaper about something that happened in your family/on Maui this week. Include a picture or drawing.

Bring empty gallon/quart/pint/cup containers to school on Wednesday.

Progress with knitting


Week 21 - Feb 28-March 2
Mr. Peter: Language Arts: chapters from Farmer Boy read aloud and farm landscape drawing
Math: Measuring Relationships (capacity equivalents with tea- and tablespoons, fluid ounces, cups, pints, quarts, gallons) (weight equivalents with ounces, pounds). Adding and Subtracting pounds and ounces
Movement: Adventures with Ms. Juliana in movement/circus arts class. This is an imaginative and fun-filled time with individual and group skills work such as throwing and catching, somersaults, warm-ups and stretching, games and more.
Music: We played and counted aloud different rhythms in addition to our regular singing, and varying amounts of time on the recorders when time allowed.
Knitting and woodworking
Ms. Kether: Language Arts:  "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon",  dictation of the list of items that the character in the book, Minli packed.  Cursive writing and composing a short summuray of the story in their own words. Spelling, dictionary look up. Math: Multiplication and division.
Ms. Ilse: Math: Practice Multiplication and Division Tables. Liquid measurements (cup, pint, quart, gallon, fluid ounces). Introduction to long division. Language Arts: Vivid words and use of Thesaurus. Antonyms. Reading aloud. Cursive Handwriting, spelling of Newspaper related words. Picaland: students played the role of reporters and wrote the news of the week for their newspapers.

Homework:
Long division verse

Math Work Sheets


Week 22 - Mar7-9
Mr. Peter: Language Arts: Hawaiiana/Local Geography block with Kumu Makamae, chants written and illustrated: E Ho Mai , Ho'opuka Mai (with meanings), map work - areas of Maui that we know listed
neighborhood assignment to write 5 streets and nature observation
Math: long division vertical math, estimating capacity and weights (which units of measurement to use)
Movement: Adventures with Ms. Juliana in movement/circus arts class.
This is an imaginative and fun-filled time with individual and group
skills work such as throwing and catching, somersaults, warm-ups and
stretching, games and more.
Music: We played and counted aloud
different rhythms in addition to our regular singing, and varying
amounts of time on the recorders when time allowed.
Knitting and woodworking
Ms. Kether:
Ms. Ilse: No Class

Homework:


Week 23 -Mar 14-16
Mr. Peter: Language Arts: Hawaiiana/Local Geography with Kumu Makamae, discussion of places on Maui and their history and geography.
Chapters from Farmer Boy read aloud.
Local Geography: find map of your area (ideally your ahupua'a), Start of reports.
Math: division, then turned inverse to multiplication, foundation work of horizontal form division to vertical form
Culture/History: St. Patricks Day - St. Patrick, and of the Irish legend of Finn McCoul.  The wool kilt was also explained as a part of clothing and shelter, serving as a bridge from the ancient Irish and Scottish peoples to modern day people with traditions.
Movement: Adventures with Ms. Juliana in movement/circus arts class.
This is an imaginative and fun-filled time with individual and group
skills work such as throwing and catching, somersaults, warm-ups and
stretching, games and more.
Music: We played and counted aloud
different rhythms in addition to our regular singing, and varying
amounts of time on the recorders when time allowed.
Knitting (some students have finished recorder cases) and woodworking
Ms. Kether:
Ms. Ilse: Math: Practice Multiplication and Division Tables. Introduction to long division. Vertical multiplication with one digit multiplier. Language Arts: Vivid words and use of Thesaurus. Antonyms. Reading aloud. Cursive Handwriting,  Picaland: students played the role of reporters and wrote the movie review section in their newspapers, some of them designed a crossword puzzle with newspaper related vocabulary words.
History: Life in Rome introduction by reading "the Thieves of Ostia", a fictional story set in the Roman Empire.
Geography: Destination USA, boardgame to familiarize students with the 50 United States.

Homework:
Long division verse

Math Work Sheets

Week 24 -Mar 21-23
Mr. Peter: Language Arts: Hawaiiana/Local Geography with Kumu Makamae, discussion of places on Maui and their history and geography.
Chapters from Farmer Boy read aloud.
Local Geography: find map of your area (ideally your ahupua'a), Start of reports.
Math: division, then turned inverse to multiplication, foundation work of horizontal form division to vertical form
Culture/History: St. Patricks Day - St. Patrick, and of the Irish legend of Finn McCoul.  The wool kilt was also explained as a part of clothing and shelter, serving as a bridge from the ancient Irish and Scottish peoples to modern day people with traditions.
Movement: Adventures with Ms. Juliana in movement/circus arts class.
This is an imaginative and fun-filled time with individual and group
skills work such as throwing and catching, somersaults, warm-ups and
stretching, games and more.
Music: We played and counted aloud
different rhythms in addition to our regular singing, and varying
amounts of time on the recorders when time allowed.
Knitting (some students have finished recorder cases) and woodworking
Ms. Kether:
Ms. Ilse: No Class

Spring Break: Mar 28-30

Week 25 -Apr 4-6
Mr. Peter: Language Arts: Dictation practice for spelling and vocabulary skills,
identifying parts of speech (nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs), copying a song in Hawaiian language.
Math: long division (with process poem memorized), analog clock time review
Hawaiian Culture
Mmovement/circus arts class;  individual and group skills work such as throwing and catching, somersaults, warm-ups and stretching, games and more.
Music: We played and counted aloud different rhythms in addition to our regular singing.
Woodwork - finishing stilts
Handwork - finishing knitted recorder cases with corked straps
Ms. Kether:
Ms. Ilse: Practice subtraction, addition, multiplication and division. Long division, story math. Prime Climb Game.
Language arts; composition, cursive writing, past/present.
Hawaiian Legends - Menehunes and Legend of Nanaue the Shark Man

Homework: Ahupua'a Project - Create bubble chart with your main topics. See Ahupua'a Report Timeline.


Week 26 - Apr 11-13
Mr. Keoni: Ahupua'a Bubble Charts to Outlines. Editing and Spelling
Ms. Kether: Dictation, report compostition (outline, bibliography, end notes)
Ms. Ilse: Practice subtraction, addition, multiplication and division. Long division, story math. Playing cards math games.
Language arts;  cursive writing, writing summaries.
Hawaiian Legends - The Legend of the Rainbow Maiden. Reading and comprehension questions.
Foraging for, preparing  and fabric dyeing with uki uki berries, olena and purple cabbage. Thank you Amber!

Homework: Ahupua'a Project - Create an outline with report topics and questions. See Ahupua'a Report Timeline. Think of who to interview for your report.


Week 27 -Apr 18-20
Ms. Ilse: Ahupua'a Project; Ancient Hawaiian Canoe Builder and Bird Catcher.
Note taking and reteling story in own words. Composition, Cursive writing and Spelling. We discussed the term plagiarism. Mad Libs (nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs, plural)
Math: Practicing all multiplications tables with playing card games.
Hula with Kumu Makamai
Woodwork - making kapa pounders
Handwork - finishing knitted recorder cases with corked straps
Ms. Kether:
Mr. Keoni: Bibliography and Endnotes. Notetaking, madlibs.


Week 28 -Apr 25-27
Mr. Peter:
Money Math, Ahupua'a reports; writing introductions, May Day preparation.
Handwork: Mother's Day Surprise
Woodwork: Poi Pounders
Movement: individual and group skills work such as throwing and catching, somersaults, warm-ups and stretching, games and more.
Music: Recorder
Ms. Ilse: Social Studies/Language Arts: Ahupua'a Project; What is an ahupua'a? Dictionary. Note taking and reteling story in own words. Composition, Cursive writing and Spelling.
Math: US Standard Measurement, The Land of Gallon, addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. Long divisions with remainders.
Hula with Kumu Makamai
Woodwork - making kapa pounders
Handwork - finishing knitted recorder cases with corked straps
Ms. Kether:

Homework:
Write introduction to Ahupua'a Reports


Week 29 - May 2-4
Mr Peter: Preparation for and May Day Celebration. Math Practice. Ahupua'a Rports
Ms. Ilse: Ahupua'a Project; How was it to grow up as a child in an ancient Hawaiian ahupua'a? Read the story of Kamehameha's early childhood.
Math: Missing factors/dividends practice. Volume measurement. The story of Gallon. Brain Stretchers: Math Story Riddles and puzzles.
Hula with Kumu Makamae, Lei making for May Day Celebration.
Woodwork
Handwork - Mother's Day Project
Ms. Kether:



Week 30 - May 9-11
Mr. Peter:

Language Arts: Ahupua'a report; note taking, cursive writing. outlines, composition (vocabulary, spelling, sentence structure)
Money Math, working with various combinations of denominations
counting by 5's, 10's, 20's, 25's, 100's, and with the various values of coins
counting back change. Adding/subtracting with money. Money Change.
Math word riddles, Money Match-Up Game, Pizza Party
Handwork: Mother's Day Surprise
Woodwork: Building a house structure
Movement: individual and group skills work such as throwing and catching, somersaults, warm-ups and stretching, games and more.
Music: Recorder
Ms. Ilse: Social Studies/Language Arts: Ahupua'a Project; Ali'i. Read the story of Kamehameha's young life when he trained to become a warrior. Cursive writing, summarizing story.
Math: Finding patterns, Yatzee. Multiplication and Division Speed Test.
Ms. Kether:


Week 31 - May 16-18
Mr. Peter: Language Arts/Culture & History: Introduction to Housing & Shelters block (including the imagination that the human is similar to a house - feet and legs as foundation, top of head as roof, senses as windows and doors to the world, etc...), discussion of different types of building houses with materials available in different parts of the world.
African Grass Huts: writing and drawing main lesson book pages (vocabulary, spelling, sentence structure)
continued work on Ahupua'a reports: note-taking, composition, proof-reading
Math: continued Money Math, word riddles, worksheet: Earning and Spending
Ms. Ilse: Social Studies/Language Arts: Ahupua'a Project; Captain Cook discovers Hawaii. Read the story of Kamehameha when he met British Captain Cook.
Math: Measuring Volume and Length, Mental Math (No Paper), Finding patterns, Money Word Riddles, Yatzee. Multiplication and Division Speed Test.
Ms. Kether:


Week 32 - May 23-25
Mr. Peter: Language Arts/Culture & History: Housing & Shelters block: review and deepening of material coveredguided imagination of your dream house standing up to a storm, knowing that you are building a strong foundation!
Indonesian Grass Huts: writing and drawing main lesson book pages
Mongolian Yurts: writing and drawing main lesson book pages (vocabulary, spelling, sentence structure), continued work on Ahupua'a reports: note-taking, composition, proof-reading
Math:  Money Math, word riddles
worksheet: Coupon Savings
Movement/circus arts class. This is an imaginative and fun-filled time with individual and group skills work such as throwing and catching, somersaults, warm-ups and stretching, games and more.
Music: recorder playing in addition to our regular singing.
Woodwork - building a small shelter
Handwork - corking, finishing of knitting projects
Ms. Ilse: Field Trip to Maui Nui Botanical Garden and Kepaniwai Heritage State Park. Hawaii Native Plants and Trees. Hawaiian Hale.
Ms. Kether:



Week 33 - May 30 - Jun 1
Mr. Peter:

Language Arts/Culture & History: Housing & Shelters. Review and deepening of material covered. Log Cabins: writing and drawing main lesson book pages (vocabulary, spelling, sentence structure and composition), continued work on Ahupua'a reports: note-taking, composition, proof-reading. Math: continued money math, long division, word riddles, Coupon Savings
Movement Arts with Ms. Juliana and our movement/circus arts class. This is an imaginative and fun-filled time with individual and group skills work such as throwing and catching, somersaults, warm-ups and stretching, games and more.
Music: rhythm playing on percussion instruments in addition to our regular singing.
Woodwork - building a small shelter
Handwork - corking, finishing of knitting projects
Ms. Ilse: Ahupua'a Reports and Math Word Riddles
Ms. Kether: