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Please continue reading this summer. See below about After School programs and our updated calendar for SY21-22.

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 daily
      • Sign reading log in planner (Monday – Thursday)
      • Sign Weekly Work Progress Report on Friday, due Monday
      • 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

 
 "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 IN NOVEMBER AND ENDS WITH A HO`IKE (PERFORMANCE) IN MARCH.
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 07/23/2019)
  • 10/25/209 - SOEST Open House: UH Manoa - Shoes and Hokulani T-shirt
  •  - Spaulding House: Art Through Literacy - Shoes, home lunch, & Hokulani or a blue T-shirt
  • 11/05/2019 - Hawaiian Geology Classroom presentation (precursor to the Hawaiian Geology Bus Tour) 
  • 12/12/2019 - Hawaiian Geology Bus Tour - Shoes, lunch, and water required. Optional: sunscreen and hat. (NO REFUNDS)
  •  - UH Lo`i - slippers, old clothes (may get dirty), shorts, mosquito repellant, sunscreen, hat, and extra change of clothes.
  •  - Honolulu Theatre for Youth: In the Yeear of the Boar and Jackie Robinson. Shoes & Hokulani t-shirt.
  •  - UHM Insect Museum: shoes and Hokulani or a blue T-shirt
  • 03/06/2020 - He`eia Bus Tour - Shoes, lunch, water, and small towel/mat to sit on required. Optional: sunscreen and hat (NO REFUNDS)
  • 04/23/2020 - Service Learning: Waipao
  • 05/05/2020 - Kamananui Trail Hike: Shoes, lunch, and water required. Optional: sunscreen and hat. (NO REFUNDS)
  •  - Art Bento Field Trip to Hawaii State Art Museum: Hokulani T-shirt & shoes
  •  - 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)
  •  - 4th Grade parent performance in the MPB @ 1:00 (Students will be eating lunch at 10:45; therefore, home lunch is required)