The final day of summer school was full of celebration! The end-of-summer-school assembly began with the preschoolers and their discovery experiences in the dirt, rich in creepy crawlers and honest-to-goodness bugs. They even ate "mud" (chocolate pudding) mixed with gummy worms and insects. Their curiosity about bugs led to drawing large-scale critters for closer observation. One class of soon-to-be Kindergartners taught us how to do the Hawaiian Pokey by naming parts of the body in the Hawaiian language. Another group of Jump-Start Kinders shared their journey of maps and map-making of all kinds -- the MPI campus map, a bus route map, a world map, a city map, to name a few. They showed us how they developed a keen understanding of map symbols, distances, direction, and dimension.
The Beginning and Advanced Lego Robotics groups amazed us with
their incredible robots moving on voice command and trekking over
challenging landscapes and bridges. A touching moment during the
assembly was the presentation by students in Money Doesn't Grow on
Trees. They presented the proceeds -- $688 -- from their Thursday sale
to a representative of Ronald McDonald's House. She explained how
their generosity would go a long way in taking care of very ill
children temporarily housed at the center. Many of us watched the
final production by students in Camera! Lights! Action! -- very clever
filmmaking! They also hosted an impressive Red Carpet Premiere for
parents and family friends.
I invite you to a visual experience
festive Thursday sale and today's assembly by checking our the photo gallery
. We hope to see many of our
students return to summer school 2010 at Mid-Pacific. Warm mahalo to
our outstanding faculty and the best teaching aides with whom we have
ever worked. A hui hou!