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ʻOhana Learning Time

Spend quality time with your keiki by participating in 3 one hour sessions exploring 3 incredible topics including writing haikukeiki data makers, & the artistry of trees facilitated by 3 mom-educators 

This workshop series is ideal for keiki in grades K-2 but all ages are welcome!

  Here's Our the Topics We Will Be Learning Together!

Session #1: Friday July 16 @ 4:30-5:30pm: Ahupuaʻa Reflections + Haiku Writing with Aunty Alyssa (author of Emma's Adventure)

Details: Explore writing together as an 'ohana! Families will learn about the basic structure of the ahupua'a (Hawaiian sustainable land system) and how to use nature to inspire their writing. You will also learn about the haiku (Japanese method of short poetry) and create a final poem inspired by the place you live in and/or love.

Session #2: Saturday July 17 @ 9-10am: Sticker Math + Keiki Data Makers with Aunty Marion (owner of Kilo Books Hawaiʻi)

Details: Everyday is an opportunity to learn math! We will explore the concept of everyday mathematics which includes understanding and evaluating rain data collected in Nuʻuanu in 2019 and 2020. During our session, students will get a hands on introduction to sticker math and how to develop the inner keiki data maker!

Session #3: Saturday July 18 @ 9am-10am: The Artistry of Trees with Aunty Dana (owner of Oʻahu Bright Lab

Details: Art should be fun and stimulate mind, body, and soul!  Oahu Bright Lab believes in the “process” of art and that success and failure are equally important for growth and development.  During our time together we will create unique “pop-up” tree art.  We hope this technique serves as a catalyst for future art projects with you and your ‘ohana.

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Here's What Comes with your ʻOhana Learning Time Packet!

Session #1 with Aunty Alyssa

  • Cardstock Paper
  • Craft Sticks
  • Magnets

Session #2 with Aunty Marion

  • Weather Emoji Sticker Set
  • Everyday Math Worksheet Packet
  • 1 Weather Letter Postcard (see postcard)

Session #3 with Aunty Dana

  • 1 box crayons (8 in a box)
  • 1 Watercolor set
  • 1 Glue
  • Watercolor paper
  • Card Stock (for tree drawings)

About Our 3 Mom-Educators

Alyssa Kapaona has been in the field of education for over fifteen years. She has spent most of her time teaching and has classroom experience with preschool through college students. Alyssa has a bachelor’s of science degree in Human Development and Family Studies with an emphasis on early childhood and a Masters of Education in Educational Administration (EDEA) with a focus on higher education, both from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UH Mānoa).

Alyssa currently works as an academic advisor at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UH Mānoa) and is pursuing a doctoral degree in EDEA. Her most important roles are wife and mother of two young girls. In her free time, she enjoys being at the beach with her family. Alyssa resides in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi.

Marion is the founder and owner of Kilo Books Hawaiʻi. She aims to empower families and children to track and document their kilo practice. When she's not engaged in her kilo practice, Marion is teaching coding and design for the University of Hawaiʻi at West Oʻahu or working as a freelance developer for Wahine Coder.
Born and raised in Honolulu, Dana Adler has been a public elementary teacher for over fifteen years.  She is the owner of Oʻahu Bright Lab, a fun little art studio for children and families located in Mānoa Valley.  At Bright Lab we encourage exploration, creativity and imagination through art.  Dana is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Education at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.  Dana lives in Kailua with her husband and 2 young boys.  They enjoy spending time together at home, playing games, and exploring the outdoors going to the beach and hiking around Oahu.