OLSAT Testing Coming Up - Mid-Pacific Institute

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OLSAT Testing Coming Up

Posted on April 21, 2017

by Ms. Montes on April 21, 2017

Mid-Pacific Elementary will be administering the OLSAT (Otis-Lennon School Ability Test) Tuesday, April 25, 2017. The test is all multiple choice and will take approximately one hour to administer.

For more information, please see my February 9th blog explaining more about the OLSAT and how we have been getting students ready for the test.

The days prior to the test, you can help your child be ready for test-taking in the following ways:

***Make sure your child gets to bed at a reasonable time.

***Provide a good, healthy breakfast and snack.

***Get your child to school by 7:30 a.m. so he/she has time to settle in.

***AVOID asking, "So, how'd you do?" "Was it hard?" Did you finish everything?" Your child will not really know. When you ask these questions, you're seeking reassurance. Instead, your questioning will cause unnecessary stress on you AND your child.

***Your child has already been working on test-prep materials in school and is well prepared to take this test. Making your child do more test-prep booklets and worksheets at this point will only stress them out.

***Remember that this is supposed to be fun. Many of the problems are like puzzles, to be solved.

***Assure your child that you love him/her and are proud of him/her regardless of the results.

Thank you for your support. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Now for some fun stuff... pictures from the Manoa Stream and Waimea learning trips!

Fish wrangling at Mānoa Stream

The long herding net.


The fish drivers.


Herding the fish down stream. The long-net herders and drivers work together to move the fish.


The fish catchers waiting at the bottom.


Drivers moving out of the way of the nets.


Carefully bringing the nets together so the fish don't escape.


Closing and lifting the nets. What did we catch?


Recording our catch. The four classes caught and removed over 250 invasive fish from this section of Manoa Stream! Way to go fish wranglers!


Waimea Valley

On the bus and ready to go!


Our welcome oli before we enter the valley.


Learning from Uncle T.C. about the hale.



Playing Makahiki games. Ulu maika.


Haka moa or one-legged wrestling.

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Lunch! The kalua pork sliders were YUMMY!


Waimea Falls at the end of the hike!


I hope your children shared their exciting adventures with you. If not, please ask them about these two rich and valuable learning trips.