The 4th graders went to He’eia fishpond in February and had a lot of fun. They cracked mangrove and learned that big fish go out to the ocean, medium fish are what we eat, and small fish are the fish that stay in the fishpond. They learned a lot about the history of the fishpond. They learned that the fishpond is 800 years old! They went to the fishpond because they were learning about sections of an ahupua'a. They went to the kai section and discovered the fishpond. They felt really good about going there because it was a good experience and had lots of fun!
By: Kaua and Ace
The 4th graders went on a geology bus tour with Mr. Vince who taught us about our island and the other Hawaiian Islands. On the field trip, they basically learned about the rejuvenation volcanoes and the three volcanoes that made up our island. We learned that the third one sunk and became a atoll/sea mountain. We also went to three different bus stops Kaimuki, a volcano park, and a park which they went under a tree and they played a card game. They did it to see who was paying attention when he was talking. If you got it correct, you got a card which said “1 point”. When the game was done we counted up the points to see what team won. Overall I think we learned a lot from the geology bus tour field trip.
In fourth grade, we had a luau for parents to see the fourth graders dance songs like Eia Makou and Alapia. The 4th graders shared an island study presentation. We served Kalua pig, poi, cake, chicken long rice, and lomi salad. For the island study presentation, we basically chose an island, researched that island, and presented the information to the other fourth graders and their parents.