Nature

Growing up in Hawaii, we are surrounded by natural beauty, mostly fresh air, and so much opportunity to go outside and play. I grew up in Hilo where there always seemed to be a empty lot that was over grown. Not sure how legal or safe what we did was, but we would go to these lots, make forts, hide and seek, explore, and really just play. Unfortunately, that is not the story of most kids today. Don’t get me wrong, I love technology. but maybe we just need to get outside. Read More »

WNA Chickens

The WNA Garden is full of life, including our resident chickens. Affectionately known as, “The Girls,” they love oats, fish food, and cuddles. All of them lay eggs, mostly daily, the students can tell who laid by the shape or color of the eggs. Students clean the coop, feed the chickens, collect eggs, and let them out to run around the garden. “The Girls,” have been a great addition to the WNA Garden.

Pi or Pie

This Fall Intersession, Windward Nazarene Academy decided to offer special courses for students. The unique opportunities has been not only a great time but a great time of learning. Last week, the 4th grade and up participated in a ‘STEAM’ course using Rasberry Pi. The younger students participated in a “Look I Can Cook” course. Read More »

5 Questions Teachers Wish Parents Would Ask

Editor’s Note: The first time I went to a parent-teacher conference, I felt like I was being tested. It was great to check in to see how my child was doing, but when my daughter’s kindergarten teacher asked if I had any questions, I wasn’t sure I had the right ones. You don’t have to keep your interactions down to these scheduled meetings. Nathan Yoshida or Windward Nazarene Academy has a few suggestions that can help strengthen your parent, teacher and child relationship.Read More »

Screen Time

I don’t know about you but my kids spend an alarming amount of time staring at a screen. Their screentime is spent mostly playing video games. With new crazes popping up daily whether it is a new map in Fortnite, or a legendary spawn on PokemonGo, either way a lot of time is devoted to gaming. When I was growing up on my nintendo an hour at a time was my limit and only on the weekends. I have witnessed my kids playing for over 4 hours straight so how much is too much when it comes to screen time. Read More »