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.