Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Aloha E Komo Mai

That's Hawaiian for hi and welcome! The boys' obsession lately has been Lilo & Stitch, not just the movie, but the television series on Toon Disney. They're constantly talking about alien experiments. They can tell you the name and number of almost all of them. At any given time of the day, there is usually some sort of chase going on as two of the older boys try to capture the escaped experiment (the other boy). The baby just watches and laughs.

Well, being a homeschool mom, I see this not so much as an obsession as an opportunity. I asked them if they'd like to study Hawaii and they responded enthusiastically. So, tomorrow I'm going to do some research and start putting together lesson plans. We can study the history and culture of the islands, the language (I'm trying to teach them a Hawaiian word a day), even how volcanoes work. I'm also looking for Hawaiian recipes to try out. We'll be immersed in all things Hawaii for the next few weeks.

Do you think we might get a field trip out of this?


  1. man, if you get a field trip out of it, can i go too?

    very cool look to the new template.

  2. Like your new template, Jansa, Very good.

  3. I love it!!! What a great oppurtunity.. How about some Hawaiian hart and food? Can we come learn with you? hehe

  4. Ohhhhhh, I totally think that a field trip is needed. Hands on opportunity!

    BTW RE: bamboo...there are tons of different styles and shades, we ordered quite a few bamboo samples from various on-line vendors to see what we liked. Even if you don't plan to buy on-line it's nice to have samples to kind of give you an idea of what you might look for in a retail store.

  5. I love the new template, your boys are adorable.

    As far as the field trip, you'll need a guide and I'm sure I can work some time off in the schedule. Only for you of course, but I'm willing to sacrifice, say , at least two weeks for educational reasons !!!

  6. I love Lilo & Stitch too!!!! (What does it say about me, that I share an obsession with your children? hahaha)

    Cool ideas about teaching them Hawaiian stuff. Especially volcanos.

    LOVE the new theme on your blog!!!!! WAY COOL!!!!!!!!

  7. Very, very cool. I will be back to read your family's progress. A field trip would be awesome! We love Hawaii, and our daughter just got back from a trip to paradise (Honalulu). I picked up a cool Hawaiian vocab book when we were in Kauai. I'll have to post a few words! I love the sounds of the language. Mahalo!