Literature at Momilani
Literature at Momilani Write up here.
The primary goal of Literature is to foster an appreciation of literature and love of books, but aside from that, collaborative conversations, deep thinking, broadening of students’ language-experience background, values edification, and self-realization are also objectives.
I have been a teacher since 1992. Do you know that I attended Momilani Elementary School as a child? I have a B.Ed and a Master of Education from the University of Hawaii. I taught at schools on the Leeward coast and Waipahu before coming to Momilani. Since coming to Momilani Elementary in 2004, I have taught grades 1-3, but now that I am a resource teacher, I am having a great time supporting all the grade levels. Most of my time is spent teaching Literature in the grade 3-6 classrooms, but I am also the advisor for the Student Leadership Team, which is a motivated bunch of students from grades 5 and 6 who use the Design Thinking process to recognize needs in their community and formulate solutions, using a collaborative, creative approach. I like…no, I LOVE the creative aspect of my job, and I particularly enjoy having discussions about literature because good books get me excited. I like encouraging young people to think deeply, and hopefully, get a life lesson out of it!
“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh