Mid-Pacific Institute: CE - Abe

Previous Classroom Updates

Different issues, some of the same solutions

Posted on February 15, 2018

We faculty have been listening to and talking with a great speaker who is visiting our school, Lynn Kachmarik. Among many topics, she mentioned the issues this generation ("iGen") are facing, according to research. Honestly, it is discouraging to hear....

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Posted on December 4, 2017

This past week, while the student chapel helpers practiced their parts right before chapel as usual, Kahu asked me about the Advent reading. "Advent reading?" I responded quizzically. "Yes," Kahu answered patiently. I scrunched my eyebrows. I vaguely recalled the...

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Friendship Stations and Solving Problems

Posted on August 23, 2017

As we do in the beginning of the year, we have our Friendship Stations. I tell the students there are two goals: (1) to get to know each better as I assign them a partner and (2) to actively practice...

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Transitioning back to school

Posted on August 18, 2017

Welcome back! Transitions can often be more tiring than expected, and transitioning from summer back to school is a big one. As I write at the beginning of every year (feel free to look up past blogs), your child is...

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Book Swap Recap

Posted on May 22, 2017

I looooove Book Swap. What a wonderful opportunity to bring in books that we don't read anymore and get to take home really cool books! The children love to browse, read, and choose their very own books to take...

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How do YOU want to solve this?/Annual Book Swap

Posted on May 4, 2017

I was inside the CE House the other day, and the preschoolers were playing outside. I overheard them through the window negotiate what they wanted with what their friends wanted. Isn't that the human experience, no matter what age we...

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Encouraging our team

Posted on April 5, 2017

Mid-Pacific has so many wonderful sports teams -- softball, volleyball, water polo, judo -- just to name a few of the Spring sports! We in the elementary love it when these big student athletes come to eat lunch with...

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