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Dear Hokulani Parents & Guardians of Students in Grades K-5. Your feedback about Hokulani school is important to us. We respectfully request a few moments of your time to complete the School Quality Survey (SQS), which will remain anonymous in order to gather honest responses. As a parent/guardian, this is your opportunity for your voice to be heard. A similar survey is also being administered online to teachers and school staff.  Parents/guardians may respond to one survey per child. You may complete the SQS Parent Survey by filling out the survey form that will be sent home on Thursday, January 17, 2019.

Welcome to Fourth Grade

Welcome  to Fourth Grade 

 
How can I help my fourth grader?
      • Set aside a quiet space for studying
      • Remind your child to check his/her planner
      • Sign reading log in planner (Monday – Thursday)
      • Sign Homework chart on Monday nights
      • Review items in communication folder every Thursday

What is expected of the students?
      • Listen and follow directions
      • Pay attention to instruction
      • Bring all materials to school (books, pencils, paper, planner and homework)
      • Participate in class and ask questions
      • Be a self-directed learner
      • Problem-solver
      • Produce quality products using criteria
Most importantly demonstrate a "Growth Mindset"  https://youtu.be/hiiEeMN7vbQ
 

Math Program
Stepping Stones Math with a focus on the "8 Mathematical Practices" (click on the PDF file above to view the practices)
Numbers and Operations:
      • Word Problems
      • Rounding
      • Estimation
      • Adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing multiple digits
      • Adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing with money
      • 3 digit multiplication
      • Adding and subtracting decimals and fractions
      • Commutative, associative and distributive properties

Geometry:
      • Identifying geometric figures
      • Learning geometric vocabulary

Measurement:
      • Estimation
      • Perimeter, Area, Volume
      • Customary and metric systems
      • Angles

Patterns, Functions, and Algebra:
      • Using and solving for variables
      • Using symbols

Data analysis, statistics and probability
      • Reading charts, graphs and labels
 
English Language Arts (ELA)
Reading:
Wonders:
                  Reader's/Writer's Workshop
                  Literature Anthology
NOTE: The Wonders textbooks are accessible online. Your child has the username and password for the site.
 
Writing:
      • Writers’ Workshop (writing process and traits of writing)
      • Write Source
 
Language:
                 Wonder's Grammar
                 Wordly Wise


Science Program:
Text: Harcourt Science

Scientific Processes:
        • Inferences and observations
        • Hypothesis and experimental procedures

Physical, Earth and Space:
      • Slow and fast processes that shape the Earth
      • Earth and sun relationship
      • Gravity
      • Electric circuits

Life:
      • Ecosystems – food chains/food webs
      • Plant and animal cells
      • Producers, consumers and decomposers
 
Social Studies (Hawaiiana Curriculum)
"The Hawaiians of Old" and "From the Mountains to the Sea"
 
Geography:
      • Identifying place (geographic features of volcanic islands, surrounding land masses)

History:
      • History of the Hawaiian Islands and its people (pre-contact to King Kamehameha the Great)

Cultural Anthropology:
      • Preservation of culture
      • Changes over time

Economics:
      • Economic life in the ahupuaa system

Political Science:
      • Roles, rights and responsibility of people in pre-contact Hawaii
      • Evaluate the kapu system

"The 20Time Project" (Click on the link below for a general description of the project. It will be modified for 4th grade students)
 
 "I am a Scientist" program offered by Chaminade University. Click on the link below, select Hokulani Elementary, and enter this password x!ZP&9Qx8w*R to view photos of the students in action.
 
HAWAIIAN CULTURE AND MUSIC WITH AUNTY LYNNE BEGINS ON 11/02/2017 AND ENDS WITH A HO`IKE (PERFORMANCE) ON MARCH 15, 2018 @ 1:00 IN THE MPB.
Aunty Lynne will be working with our students to teach Hawaiian culture and music on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons (days subject to change) from 12:30 to 2:00. Your child will be working hard to put on a wonderful performance for you and your ohana.
 
More information will be provided as we get closer to the performance date.
 
 
Field Trips: (as of 10/27/2017)
  • 11/28/2017 - Manoa Heritage Center - Shoes & Hokulani or a blue T-shirt  POSTPONED
  • 12/01/2017 - Spaulding House: Art Through Literacy - Shoes, home lunch, & Hokulani or a blue T-shirt
  • 12/15/2017 - Lyon Arboretum - Shoes, home lunch, & Hokulani or blue T-shirt. Optional: mosquito repellant, hat, light rain jacket/poncho, sunscreen  CANCELLED
  • 01/16/2018 - Hawaiian Geology Classroom presentation (precursor to the Hawaiian Geology Bus Tour) 
  • 02/01/2018 - Hawaiian Geology Bus Tour - Shoes, lunch, and water required. Optional: sunscreen and hat. (NO REFUNDS)POSTPONED to 2/26/2018
  • 02/07/2018 - UH Lo`i - old shoes/tabi (may get wet), shorts, mosquito repellant, sunscreen, hat, extra change of clothes and slippers.
  • 02/15/2018 - Honolulu Theatre for Youth: Kinolau. Shoes, home lunch, & Hokulani or a blue T-shirt
  • 02/16/2018 - UHM Insect Museum: shoes and Hokulani or a blue T-shirt
  • 02/26/2018 - Hawaiian Geology Bus Tour - Shoes, lunch,water, and small towel/mat to sit on required. Optional: sunscreen and hat (NO REFUNDS)
  • 02/27/2018 - Art Bento Field Trip to Hawaii State Art Museum: Hokulani or blue T-shirt, shoes
  • 03/12/2018 - 4th Grade dress rehearsal (for Hokulani students only) in the MPB @ 1:00 (Students will be eating lunch at 10:45; therefore, home lunch is required)
  • 03/15/2018 - 4th Grade parent performance in the MPB @ 1:00 (Students will be eating lunch at 10:45; therefore, home lunch is required)