Kuleana Education uses the following research based standards as developmental guidelines:
Our Curriculum includes:
Accelerated Reader (K-8)
What is Accelerated Reader (AR)?
AR is a computer program that helps teachers manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice.
Your child picks a book at his own level and reads it at his own pace. When finished, your child takes a short quiz on the iPad. (Passing the quiz is an indication that your child understood what was read.) AR gives children and teachers feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher then uses to help your child set goals and direct ongoing reading practice.
Children using AR choose their own books to read, rather than having one assigned to them. This makes reading a much more enjoyable experience as they can choose books that are interesting to them.
Teachers help your child choose books at an appropriate readability level that are challenging without being frustrating, ensuring that your child can pass the quiz and experience success. If your child does not do well on the quiz, the teacher may help your child:
• Choose another book that is more appropriate.
• Ask more probing questions as your child reads and before your child takes a quiz.
• Pair your child with another student, or even have the book read to your child.
In most cases, children really enjoy taking the quizzes. Since they’re reading books at their reading and interest levels, they are likely to be successful. This is satisfying for most children. Best of all, they learn and grow at their own pace.
Spelling and Phonics (K-8)
What is Writer’s Workshop?
Mini-Lesson (5-15 minutes)
● Short lesson on one component of writing
● Lessons are part of a larger unit of study
● Curriculum and needs based
Work Time (20-45 minutes)
● Students write independently
● Students explore concept from mini lesson and apply skill to their own writing
● Students are rough drafting, planning, rereading, proofreading, or conferring with other students
● Teacher confers with students one on one or in small groups
Share Time (5-15 minutes)
● Oral presentation skills will be taught and practiced
● Develops community and facilitates writing identity
● Student seeks feedback from others
Workshops will focus on writing traits: Ideas, Organization, Voice, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, Conventions and Presentation.
Everyday Mathematics is a comprehensive mathematics program engineered for the Common Core State Standards.
Developed by The University of Chicago, School Mathematics Project, the Everyday Mathematics spiral curriculum continually reinforces abstract math concepts through concrete real-world applications.
Technology in the classroom
Our students engage in 21st century classrooms, equipped with interactive whiteboards and 1:1 iPads. Age appropriate educational apps are used and students are encouraged to use their technology to enhance their learning and exhibit their creativity.
Next Generation Science/STEM
STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education. We focus on these areas together not only because the skills and knowledge in each discipline are essential for student success, but also because these fields are deeply intertwined in the real world and in how students learn most effectively.
STEM Lessons K-5
● Students will put on a winter and spring production.
● Students will use many mediums to create original pieces of art.
● Students will study great artists through history.
● Students will participate in singing and music appreciation.