Ke Kula 'o Samuel M. Kamakau
Laboratory Public Charter School

The first day of the 2021-2022 school year for K-12 student has been delayed until the week of Monday, August 9th. Please check your keiki schedules (Mon/Tues or Thurs/Fri).  Nā Pualei preschool students are scheduled to return on Monday, August 16th.
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Pae (Elementary)

Pae Haʻahaʻa (Elementary)
 
Elementary grades, by intent and design consist of multi-age classrooms to replicate the ʻohana system. The following grade levels are grouped together-
• Mālaaʻo (kindergarten)
• Papa 1-2 (grades 1-2)
• Papa 3-4 (grades 3-4)
• Papa 5-6 (grades 5-6)
 
Elementary grades follow a quarterly thematic units based on the Kumulipo. Students delve into the Universe in Quarter 1, starting with the big picture first and end the year with a focus on people and themselves. The following are the thematic units taught throughout the school year- 
  • Quarter 1- Ka ʻŌnaeao/ Universe
  • Quarter 2- Ka Honua/ Earth
  • Quarter 3- Holoholona & Mea Kanu/ Plants and Animals
  • Quarter 4- Kanaka/ People
 
Elementary students have been fortunate recipients of the AITS (Artists in the Schools) grant for the past 6 years in partnership with the Honolulu Theatre for Youth, each year focusing on a different story of place to orient them to their communities through dramatic expression.