The Fourth Grade teachers believe in promoting independent learning in the classroom by creating an environment where we stress the importance of responsibility and taking initiative. Students are expected to complete and prioritize tasks/assignments in a timely manner while maintaining accuracy. All math percentages are graded on in-class assignments that students complete independently. Mr. Aurio believes that in order to succeed in math there must be a strong foundation of previously learned skills that continuously build upon each other. Mrs. Kanoho challenges her students to be complex thinkers and to practice critical thinking through a variety of lessons which include lots of peer collaboration as well as independent thinking.
The Momilani Grade 4 class implements the “team teaching” method. Most subjects are taught to the whole class (55+) students. Mr. Aurio teaches whole-class Math, Science, and Health. Mrs. Kanoho teaches whole-class Reading, Writing, and Hawaiiana. P.E., Art, and Music are taught throughout the week to each homeroom.
I’ve been teaching at Momilani since 2004. I graduated from the University of Hawaii with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. During my free time, I enjoy surfing, traveling, and playing the guitar. As an educator, I like to challenge my students to consistently improve in all areas through hard work and perseverance. Improvement is the key to reaching every goal.
Mrs. Kanoho graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and certification in Early Childhood in 2003. She has been teaching since at Momilani Elementary since 2004. She has taught grades 3 and 1 and has been teaching grade 4 since 2008. Mrs. Kanoho absolutely enjoys teaching and loves watching as students learn and grow throughout the school year—academically and in maturity.