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 »

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 »

In the Storm

Sometimes the outcome of a storm is worse than we expected, some times it is better. I think that we have dodged some bullets on the weather storm front but life doesn’t always shape up that way. We mention the anxiety of storms and trials in our last post check it out if you haven’t had the chance yet. Tropical Storm Olivia brought some wind and rain but we felt it was safe to come back to school today.Read More »