Lori Kuwahara

This year I am the curriculum coordinator and am taking these courses to broaden my knowledge to share with teachers at my school.




Aina Haina Elementary

Recent Posts by Lori

Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:32 PM in Making Science FUN!
I totally agree with Joachim that the teacher's attitude about a subject influences how students perceive it. I love math and I've heard my first graders say they love math because if you're enthused about something, you'll approach it differently. Science is the same way. Being in elementary, I try to make science lessons relevant and fun. I'll be going into a second grade classroom to do a s...

Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:29 PM in Nutrition
Hi Evelyn, That's a great idea to do the "go, slow, whoa" activity with the five food groups and I like the idea of tying in a physical activity to help kids make that connection to which are the best healthy food choices. Best wishes with your lessons!

Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:17 AM in Hawaii and Coral Reef Systems
Hi to Those in Hawaii! Today my son went to a birthday party and it was at a wonderful live resource for those studying the coral reef and marine life here. It is the Living Art Marine Center located near the airport and Monday-Friday they take school groups for a great educational experience. They offer programs for preschool through high school and can accommodate up to 200 people at $5 a stu...

Recent Reviews by Lori

Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:38 PM
4 Science of Food Safety SciGuide Review
I found the resources in this SciGuide to be very useful in teaching a lesson on Food Safety to a class of second graders. It is nice to have so many resources for food safety in one place, especially since there is so much out there on the Internet. There are great sites for teachers as well as for students. The themes I was able to use were Understanding Bacteria and Retail and Home. There are many links from these themes to teach about bacteria, hand washing, and the four core principles of food safety (clean, separate, cook, chill). Students enjoyed using the interactive games such as the Food Safety Web Wheel (http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/educ/gamejeu/wheeroue/wheeroue.shtml) and Food Detective Fight BAC! (http://www.fooddetectives.com/) Another fun resource is a site for Food Safety Music (http://foodsafe.ucdavis.edu/html/audio.html) where you can download a power point of the words for students to follow along as the song is played. One thing I would liked to have seen is better student work samples with more writing. Overall, this is an excellent resource.