Integrated Arts, Music,
Physical World Lab , Physical Education,
World Language & Library
Visual art, music, poetry, dance and movement, constructing and making things in a physical world lab, and acquiring a world language all make school meaningful at Hanahau‘oli. The concepts, processes and skills in each discipline are taught as a foundation for creative self-expression and connection-making as children study classroom units. Children are offered a studio experience in visual arts which includes a variety of media from drawing and painting, to clay and sculpture, to weaving and design. Problem solving is the focus as children learn to observe carefully and investigate the creative process. In Physical World Lab, children are invited to explore science and social studies concepts as they learn to use woodworking tools, investigate simple machines, discover the physics of sound, or create a replica of an imaginary island. The program builds on the Deweyan notion that thinking and doing are connected and satisfaction results from a job well-done using one’s hands.