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

School Reopening Plan UPDATES: The return date for Kamakau students has been delayed. Hui Keahiakahoe grouped students will physically return to campus on Monday, August 17th. Hui ʻIolekaʻa grouped students will return on Tues, August 18th.
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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.