Polū (4’s)

Polū Class children made prayer flags for Bodhi Day

Gemma Nicholl Medina
Polū Class Teacher, 4's

Gemma moved to San Diego from England in 1995 and began her journey working with young children shortly after. In 2000, she made the move to Maui as a Nanny and soon discovered her purpose in the field of Early Childhood Education. Gemma spent twelve years on the island of Maui as a toddler teacher, preschool teacher, preschool co-director and student. After earning a BS in Early Childhood Education, she moved to Oahu specifically to join the UHMCC family. "I feel like I have found a school where the philosophy resonates with me. I love being in an environment where children are viewed as competent human beings and are given the freedom to develop and learn through joyous play!" Outside of work, Gemma enjoys hiking, camping, reading and art but most of all, spending time with her high-school sweetheart husband and pet pig Daisy... who still live on Maui. Gemma is currently pursing a MS in Educational Psychology through UH Mānoa.
Ivy Robertson
Polū Class Teacher, 4′s

Ivy was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and moved to Hawai’i in 2006. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Youth Recreation from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa in 2011. She spent 2 years as a student assistant at UHMCC while concurrently teaching a large motor skills clinics to young children.
Flow of the DayPolū NewsWhat's up in Polū Class
Polū Class Flow of the Day
8:00 - 9:00 amWelcome Children & Families
Indoor Play
9:00 - 9:15Clean-up Time
9:15 - 9:30Small Group Gathering
9:30 - 9:45Morning Snack
9:45 - 10:45 Outdoor Play
10:45 - 11:00Clean-up
11:00 - 11:45 Lunch on deck
11:45 - 12:00 Story Time
12:00 - 12:30 pmQuiet Activities
12:30 - 1:30Rest Time
1:30 - 2:00Sunscreen & Story Time
2:00 - 2:30 Afternoon Snack
2:15 - 3:15Outdoor Play
3:15 - 3:30Clean-up
3:30 - 3:45 Large Group Circle Time
3:45 - 4:45 Indoor Play (with Moana Class)
4:45 - 5:00Clean-up & Final gathering
Farewell to Children & Families
Welcome to Polū Class!
Current Families can click here for Polū Class Newsletters: 2014-2015
Last Newsletter of the Semester Newsletter May 25-29
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