Marching through March, Hawaiian exploration
Marching through March Hawaiian Edition
As a part of the second installment of the Marching through March series of big Kid’s Club, the big kids learned
about Hawaiian Culture.
On March 13th,2015 the Big kids at buddings received a letter of the March Hare, stating that he had left his home
in Wonderland, to travel the world. In the letter to the children the March Hare wrote about his explorations
in an new strange new place. While, the children listened to the letter they were encouraged to reflect upon their
own experiences living in a big city. The March Hare was especially interested to learn about how the children
travel to Buddings, what flowers they see and what foods they eat.
The children were developing a sense of belonging as they learned and discovered different cultures that were
different from theirs own. The children were also learning about social responsibility as they learned to
appreciate to culture and diversity when learning about the different types of food Hawaiians eat,
the different types of animals that live in Hawaii.
The children achieved this by working collaboratively as a team to teach and supported each other to learn
the Hawaiian Hula. During, Big Kids Club the children and the educator worked together to learn the how to
hula dance by watching a video clip of hula dancing.
After, watching the video the children had the opportunity to share their opinion, understanding of what they
watched to choreograph their own dance moves.
The children also had the opportunity to learn about Hawaiian culture by listening to story about a child raised
in Hawaii and by making flower Leis for their Hula dancing.