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Aloha Hawks!

We hope you are staying healthy and safe. I miss seeing all of your smiling faces. 

Special Announcement: Calling ALL ARTISTS

The Ulu Cooperation is having a Special Art Contest. They want Your help to raise awareness about how Ulu can make Hawaii more food secure, healthy, and sustainable. Want to enter your art? Here are the details and entry form. The Deadline for submissions has been Extended till June 30th. Want to learn more about what the Ulu Cooperation does? Here is the link to their website: https://eatbreadfruit.com/pages/r esources 

Down Below are some New Gardening Activities that you can do with your family. Like last week, they are sorted by Grade Level but feel free to use any or all activities. Missed last weeks? At the bottom of this page is a downloadable PDF of last weeks activities.

Be Healthy, stay safe, and Happy Gardening!

Pre-KHi Wonderful Preschoolers! Let's go on a Nature Scavenger Hunt at Home! Look around your yard or even in your house for plants! Once you've found a few try to draw them. Point out the roots, stems, and/or leaves. Ask a sibling or parent for help if needed.
KindergartenHi Fabulous Kindergarten! Let's go on a Nature Scavenger Hunt at Home! Grab a family member and look around your house for plants! Once you've found a few play pictionary. Take turns with another family member and draw a plant you saw. See if they can guess what plant you are drawing. Then have them draw a plant while you guess what it is. Remember: a good plant drawing has leaves, stems and roots.
1st GradeHi Fantastic First Grade! This week let's learn about bugs, specifically Butterflies! Here's a video about what a Butterfly is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ra4hVI__2D8&feature=youtu.be Here's a video of different butterflies flying around: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6P4XBg633Zo&feature=youtu.be Want to learn about our native butterflies? Here is a link to a Poster featuring our Native Butterflies: https://mauimanini.wordpress.com/2012/12/27/butterflies/ Below is a Butterfly Activity Page. Print the PDF and color it.
2nd GradeHi Sweet 2nd Grade! Let's do some Art this week! Grab a buddy and go outside! With your buddy, find at least 3 leaves from 3 different plants. Write down what plant each leaf came from. After writing the plant down, observe the leaves. Are they big? Small? Dull? Shiny? What color are they? After you observe your leaves, put them on a smooth, flat surface. Next, grab some crayons and a white sheet of paper. Place the white sheet of paper over your leaves and rub the crayons over it. At the end you will be able to see the indentations of your leaves. These are called leaf rubbings! Get creative: use different colors and different shapes of leaves. Need help? Here is a video on how it is done: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W66TAqCT4hc
3rd GradeHi Terrific 3rd Grade! Let's learn about chickens. Chickens, along with other birds, lay eggs. Eggs are one of my favorite things to eat for breakfast. Eggs are also used in cooking and baking! Eggs act as a binder: an ingredient that helps the food get the perfect texture. Other binders are things like gelatin and gluten (a protein found in flour). Grab a buddy and make a list of foods that include egg in them. If you need help, look up the recipes of your favorite foods! Farms that only harvest eggs are called Egg Farms. Want to learn more about Egg Farms? Here's the link to a Virtual Tour of an Egg Farm: https://www.aeb.org/eggs-in-schools/classroom/farm-to-table-virtual-field-trips (A quick note for parents: This video is about 20 minutes long. If you want to skip the introduction, start the video at 1 minute, 37 seconds). Write down at least 5 observations. What was your favorite part of the Virtual Tour?
4th GradeHi Amazing 4th Grade! Let's learn about Dairy Farms. Dairy farms are filled with hundreds of cows. These cows produce milk that is then processed and bottled for us to drink. What else can milk be made into? Make a list of the things that can be made from milk. Here's a video of how you can make your own butter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1LYWF8T8g0 All you need is a jar and some heavy cream. Want to see a Dairy Farm in action? Here's a link to a Virtual Tour of a Dairy Farm in Vermont: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJWUVFCiodQ&feature=youtu.be Record at least 5 observations. What was your favorite part of the farm?
5th GradeHey Awesome 5th Grade! Let's learn about Botanical Gardens. Botanical Gardens are Gardens that are for special types of plants. These plants can be indigenous or endemic. Most times these plants are also endangered. What do these terms mean? Scientists in these Gardens educate others on these plants and create experiments that will help these plant populations to grow. Make a list of all of the indigenous, endemic, and/or endangered species you know of in Hawaii. Lets try to aim for at least 10. After making your list check out this virtual tour of The Big Island Tropical Botanical Gardens: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDP3KDoQvZY Check off any plants you wrote down on your paper. Also write down at least 5 things you observed.

We want to see students in action! When you do these activities be sure to take lots of pictures. Have a parent help you upload your photos to https://padlet.com/lstevens73/sq4e0chj9jdg and check out other students' photos. Have Fun!

Do you miss the Garden? I sure do. Here are some pictures of the Garden from Last Week. Most of the plants are alive and thriving!
Our Beautiful Taro by 5th Grade
Our Fern and Ohia Tree help each other to grow tall and strong!
This is the tallest, healthiest tree in our Orchard.
One of our Citrus Trees has a small ripe fruit on it. Wow!
Lindsey Stevens,
Apr 14, 2020, 4:32 PM