At Kahua, we talked about how your name and where you call home can make up who you are. Celebrating both of these will help build relationships and community in your classroom. We started out by making nametags, then going around the circle and telling about ourselves and how we got our name. Of course I got nervous and forgot my name story!! So I'll tell you, instead :) I was supposed to be a boy! My mom got an ultrasound and the doctor told her I was a boy. I went home from the hospital in a blue outfit that said 'Daddy's Little Boy". My name was going to be Nicholas Daniel. No joke, my name is Nicole Danielle. Haha!
|My name tag: boats, ocean, sunshine, my family, and the University of Oregon :)|
|Sunset from Lahainaluna High School. So amazing!|
|4 out of the 6 new teachers this year.|
Here are the best audio versions of the songs I've found to teach your class:
Hawaii Ponoi ($0.99):
Hawaii Aloha ($0.99):
‘Ekolu Mea Nui (free):
Hawaiian Alphabet (free):
I made the song sheets into a little freebie packet if you are interested in teaching your class some Hawai‘ian songs, too! Included is a poster for pronouncing the Hawaiian Piapa (alphabet), a song book cover, and all four songs typed up. There are boxes on each song sheet for students to illustrate what the songs means to them. This ties in nicely with the Marzano vocabulary program and also works well for ESL students who are learning English. Click on the picture to download from Google Drive.
I also made a packet of color posters in Hawai‘ian and English. You can check them out here, if you are interested.
|When I taught 1st grade in Oregon, we used to make color word rainbows, so I decided to do it in Hawaiian this year! I used my Hawaiian Colors posters to help teach the colors.|
I'll be working on an Alphabet poster set next and I'll let you know when it's finished!
I also plan to use these products from my friend Corinna from Surfin' Through Second.
|Hawai‘ian and English number posters with models|
|Here are Corinna's posters hanging in my room.|
|Hawai‘ian phrases mini-book|
One more song to share - a teacher here on Lanai wrote and composed this song about the local cat sanctuary. The kids in the video are in 5th grade this year. It's really cute!
I'm linking up to Darling Little Learners.