Some say a picture is worth a thousand words .
The month of May is National Photography Month. First celebrated in 1987- the National Photography month brings awareness to the history and importance photography has on our history. Almost every person has a camera today, but it was not always that way.
Talk to your parents or grandparents about how they have seen photography change in their lifetime.
As you are home with your family, get out those old photo albums or create a new one!
You can also create a photo diary by taking a photograph every day to document what you have been doing while you are at home. Keep your photos organized by creating a slides presentation. Insert your photos and write a short caption so you remember why you took that picture.
Here is a brief timeline of photography:
Read this article for more information.
Hey Manoa Tigers-
Did you know that this week is National Public Gardens Week? (May 8-17)
Gardens are an important part of our community, they give us a place to explore and be in nature.
Read this article to find out about some of the gardens we have on Oahu.
Can't get out to a garden, no problem!
Take a virtual jog through the Allerton and McBryde Garden on the South Shore of Kauai.
Do you need a small box for a gift, or to hold the small things lying around in your room? Look for further! Make your own box out of one square piece of paper.
Check out the instructions under Activities/Projects and get creating!
Happy May Day Everyone!
Did you know the first Lei Day celebration happened in 1927.
In 1929, May 1st became a holiday to celebrate the Hawaiian culture and our Aloha Spirit. There are often many celebrations for May Day in Hawaii.
This May day, make a lei with your `ohana (family) and celebrate living in Hawaii.
There are many different types of lei. Go outside and find some flower to make a lei. You can string flowers together to make a lei around your neck, or twine flowers together to make a lei po`o (head lei) also known as a haku in Hawaii. You can also use greenery and plants with other colors to make your lei bright and colorful.
If you don't have fresh flower. You can also make lei out of ribbon or paper. Get creative! Take a picture of you wearing a lei and send it to Ms. Wichman at email@example.com and I will post it on my website.
See below how to make a lei po`o.
1. Gather all fresh materials. You will need a lots of flowers and greenery (ti leaf, croton leaves, etc)
2. Get your other materials. You will need something to secure your flowers to. I used a recycled packing strap from a box. You could also use rafia braided together. You want the base to be about 1/2 inch wide. Measure your head with the band to create a circle. Over lap any extra and secure in place with tape or staples. The circle should fit nicely on the top of your head without falling down.
You will also need string. I used a cotton yarn. You can use flat plastic ribbon or strips of rafia too.
You will need to measure your head and make the
3. Clean, prepare and cut your flowers and materials. Cut the ti leaf and other greenery in long parallelogram shapes, about 4 inches long. They don't need to be exact.
4. Start working! Start by tying the string to the base. Leave a little tail for you to tie off at the end.
5. Place your first flower on the base and wrap the string around. Wrap tightly so the flower will not fall out...but not too tightly because you don't want to break the flower. If you feel the flower is loose, tighten the wrap, and you can also wrap it again.
6. Continue working around the band. So the flowers do not get to bulky, lay the flowers next to each other on the band (not on top of each other) and wrap. Add greenery as you like. You can add it with every flower or every other flower, or every four flowers. You can make your own pattern.
7. As you are working. Stop and check what your lei looks like every so often. If it doesn't look how you want it to- stop. Take it out and start again. Be gentle with the flowers. White flowers like gardenias bruise easily.
You can also check to see that when you wrap, the wraps should be even. This will also make sure the flowers are secure.
8. If the cord you are wrapping with gets to short. Just tie another piece on to extend.
9. When you reach all the way around the band, find the tail that you left when you started. Wrap the last flower a few extra time and work your way back over the first flower. Secure and tie off.
10. Place your lei on your head. Turn to find the best position. Admire your creation and wear it proudly!
Happy Lei Day!
Happy 50th Earth Day
If you make something creative to celebrate Earth Day, share through the form below. You can attach a picture and tell us about your project.
Have you explored the Bishop Museum Learning Center Website lately?
They have read-aloud books, worksheets and videos for you to explore!
Visit their Planetarium Activity site to download a constellation creation worksheet. Create your own constellation and a story to go along with it. Also download the Hawaii Sky at Night worksheet and take it outside to explore the constellation in our night sky.
You can also take a look at their science activities and learn more about voyaging to Hawaii, or explore culture and history activities.
Have fun and enjoy this resources that will use your home and backyard to inspire and engage you.
Now is the perfect time to grow your own food! Start a bottle garden on your balcony, window sill or back porch. Re-use an empty plastic bottle and make it into a self-watering container for your garden!
Print the file below to document your observations and have fun growing your own food :)
If you build this project and want to share. Snap a picture and email it to Ms. Wichman @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you been following the news lately?
If you have- you've heard that we are recommended to be wearing face masks if we are going out for essential things, or out exercising.
There are so many ways to make a face mask.
Some require the use of a sewing machine while others do not.
Use the engineer design process to design and build a mask that will help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Use the links below to explore different articles and resources to find a pattern to make a face mask for you and your loved ones, or get creative and design your own face mask. You can even make masks to donate to health care professionals who are working hard to save an protect all of us.
Not sure what to do? Go online to code.org and get coding!
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