Wednesday, December 30, 2015

12.30.2015 Kalani HS Library

More Activites during the break

Mochi, Mochi, Mochi

 Mochi rice is washed, soaked, then steamed in seiro, square wooden boxes.
First batches are pounded by hand.
Sensei shapes the okasane mochi for the altar.
Hot mochi is shaped by hands that soon become red from the heat.

After the okasane are done, komochi are made for ozoni.

12.29.2015 Kalani HS Library

Food for Thought  14 Currencies For the Digital Learner

J 2 Clean Up before the intense FIRST Robotics Competition,FRC,season begins on January 9, 5am McKinley HS Kick Off.

Trophies cleaned up and organized.
Created storage.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

12.29.2015 Kalani HS Library

Kalani Robotics Team Magma 3008 visited Rengo Packaging, the only cardboard manufacturing plant in Hawaii. Dean explained the highly automated process under clean and safe work conditions. 

Safety glasses and ear plugs required.
Boxes are inked at the same time they are produced. One plate per color.
Blake watched finished boxes being stacked.
Note bales of scrap cardboard in background ready to be send away for recycling.

Monday, December 14, 2015

12.14.2015 Kalani HS Library

New Books from the Barnes and Noble Book Fair & Newly Donated Titles
More will be shared soon.
Mahalo to our Library Supporters!
99 Days
Cotugno, Katie

Scorch Trials
Dashner, James

Where She Went
Forman, Gayle

Diary of a Freedom Writer
Garrett, Darrius
Non Fiction
Catch 22
Heller, Joseph
Teacher Request
Brave New World
Huxley, Aldous
Teacher Request
Doctor Who: The King’s Dragon
Mc Cormack, Una

Talker 25: Invisible Monsters
Mc Cune, Joshua

Doctor Who: The Doctor Trap
Messinghan, Simon

The Chosen
Potok, Chaim
Teacher Request
Library of Souls
Riggs, Ransom
3rd Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children
Carry On
Rowell, Rainbow

Challenger Deep
Shusterman, Neal
2015 Natl Book Award
Importance of Being Earnest
Wilde, Oscar
Teacher Request

Thursday, December 3, 2015

12.3.2015 Kalani HS Library

Mahalo to everyone for making purchases at Barnes and Noble. The library received a $230+ gift card to obtain more books from your purchases. Thank you also to Kalani Robotics Team 3008 for hanging out with me at Barnes and Noble on November 7.

On November 8, my digital media class went out to the Canvas in Kalihi to take footage for our upcoming PBS Hawaii Hiki No story

On November 11, Kalani Robotics Team 3008 sponsored a FIRST Lego League Tournament at Kalani High School.

November 14, Team 3008 members represented Hawaii and shared their drone in the 2015 Real World Design Challenge through an online presentation.

The Introduction to Coding sessions continue. Kano Kits purchased with Good Idea Grant funds made these coding sessions possible as the library only had four computers until late November.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

11.3.2015 Kalani High School Library

Barnes & Noble Bookfair
Nov 6-8, at Ala Moana

Let the cashier know you support Kalani High School. 20% of your purchase including those from the café will go toward new books for the library.

Online purchases need the book fair ID number of 11724804.  Online “fair”runs from Nov 6 – No 13.
Kalani Robotics Team Magma will be on site at the Mini Maker Faire on Saturday from 10 am – 4pm.

Thank you for your generosity in supporting reading at Kalani.

Monday, October 19, 2015

10.19.2015 KalaniHS Library

Hawaii Schools Digital Media
Kalani's Hiki No Team won a $3,000 HSDM grant  to purchase video equipment.  Mahalo to  Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS), in cooperation with ‘Olelo Community Media, the Hawaii Educational Networking Consortium (HENC), and the Hawaii State Department of Education (HDOE).

Saturday, October 17, 2015

10.16.2015 Kalani HS Library

Kalani Hiki No Team
Mc Kinley and Kalani Hiki No Team members were invited for a photo shoot with Leslie Wilcox, of PBS Hawaii. We had a tour of the studio and met Nikki, a Kalani alumni. Look for us on MidWeek.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

10.8.2015 Kalani HS Library

Kalani High School Library

The Library is also home of the Falcon 40 Morning Bulletin. The Crew showed their Homecoming spirit by sewing their own Disney theme tshirts.

Librarian Meeting 
A voluntary Honolulu Librarian Meeting was held on September 3, 2015 at Kalani's library. Dr. Violet Harada, suggested a maker space of lesson planning for our meeting format. Elementary librarians created a note taking lesson plan and posted it in the Hawaii Association of School Librarians' website. The middle and high school librarians created a website to share fun ways to practice Smarter Balance Assessment skills. It was the first attempt at using Google sites.


Introduction to Coding 
Kano Kits, secured from a Good Idea Grant, enabled interested students to learn coding. Four after school sessions will be held each quarter to allow off-season athletes to participate. Second quarter sessions will be on 10/19, 11/2, 11/30, 12/7 at 2 pm in the library. Please sign-up at the library soon as only three slots are left.


Professional Development Day
Kalani teachers stepped up and shared what they do in their classrooms with their peers. Follow-up sessions will be held on extended meeting days to help teachers implement what they learned on the PD day. The library web site was highlighted. The special education teachers loved the Overdrive ebook site as they could find books for their students that read aloud to them.