Thursday, December 6, 2007

Koukonei Ku

Character Name: Koukonei Ku- Gym Teacher
Physical Description
Birth date & Age: April 24th. 22 years old
Height: 5'6
Eye Color:Brown
Hair Color:Dark brown
Sex/Gender: Female
Physical adjectives: Koukonei is about 5'6 and has a very athletic body. She has dark hair and dark eyes.
Personality Type
Main personality traits: She is really nice and loves meeting new people. She also loves being a gym teacher.
Disposition: She comes off as a really nice, outgoing person.
Self-image: She does not think she is as pretty as she really is. And if she doesn't work out that day she feels fat. But overall she thinks highly of herself.

Marital Status: Single, but is trying to find a nice guy. She has been in bad relationships before and just needs to find someone to make her happy
Children: none
Place in Family: Daughter and sister
Immediate Family Members: She is a daughter to a father and her mother passed away when she was 7. She also has a brother that is 4 years younger.
Relatives: She only talks to her dads parents.

Personal Data
Education: She went to college for physical education
Occupation: Gym teacher and hula dancer on the weekends at a bar.
Social Class: between poor and medium
Religion: Lutheran
Ethnicity: was born and raised in Honolulu
Hobbies: Surfing and biking.
Ambitions: to be able to surf when she is 70 years old
Friends: a couple of girls from the bar, And the bar tender.

Favorite Color: hot pink
Favorite Food: chicken wings
Favorite Beverage: Diet Coke
Favorite Book: Gossip Girl
Favorite Time of Day: Night
Favorite Day of the Week: Friday
Favorite Season: Summer
Car: 1990 Volkswagen bug
Favorite Sport: Surfing
Favorite Place to Go: the beach at sunset
Favorite Animal: lizards
Favorite Activity:to surf and hang out with friends

Koukonei loves her job being a gym teacher. Just as long as she is always staying active she is happy. Basically all of her student say she is their favorite teacher. The two girls that cause her the most trouble are Barbie and Summer. They both think that they are to good to participate in gym class. Their excuse is that they do not like to get sweaty.

Pailei and Kalewi are her two favorite people to go surfing with when her day at school ends. Kalewi is a bar tender at a popular bar that Koukonei hulla dances at to help make extra money. Pailei is a house maid at a hotel. She also dances with Koukonei at the bar to make some extra money, she use to dance when she was younger at misses it a lot.


knelson said...

Hey Koukonei Ku,
I was wondering what your thoughts were about the PTSA wanting to ban all of those books. I think that all of the books are all appropriate for high school students. Although some of these books have violent or sexual themes, most of them can relate to themes many teenagers experience on a daily basis. I think that the books are essential in a high school students' education because they highlight themes that are happening throughout the world. What do you think about these books? Do you think some of them are too violent or too sexual?

MLarson said...

Hey Koukonei being a teacher at the school how do feel about these books being used in the classroom? Even though you are not an English teacher do you feel you have responsibility for what your students are learning? I would love to hear back from you, thanks. ~Isabel Cortez

Jason said...

Hi Koukonei Ku,
Hello my name is Iaknoa M. and i'm a student at maui high school. i am gathering peoples opiions on the PTSA's new movement in trying to ban a select books from our schools's libraries. I personaly think that all of these books are great and let students see the world through the eyes of these authors. If we were to ban these books we, the students, would not be getting the proper education that we deserve. What do you think about these books? are they not appropiate for oour school? If you get back to me as soon as possible i woould be very glad.

Iakona M.

imhungry4food said...

Surfer chick! Gnarly! So as a fellow surfer maybe you could help a bro out. What is the deal with these books everyone is freaking out about. I mean if they are so bad ass i should have started reading a while ago. What do you think about them? Are people over reacting, or should our delicate teenage minds not be allowed to read those books?

caitlin said...

Ms. Ku-

I know you don't teach English or anything, but you probably have some opinion about the potential book ban. I really think that the PTSA is being irrational. Banning these books will not prevent students from reading them. I also think that the books should be read because students need to be educated on issues that they can't learn about in their own society. Especially here in overpriveledged Maui, many people will never experience these issues. There is little racism or violence here. I think the book Huck Finn is very important to American Literature, and the racist language is not meant to offend anyone. People at this school will not use it in a negative way. And seriously, everyone at this school knows about sex or can find out about it in another way than books taught in school. They will also know about drugs or use drugs. Banning the books will not stop the issues that they are trying to fix. I hope you as a teacher can help the students fight for their books.

-John Sanders

brittany said...

Heki Jones
Hey did you hear the school is thinking about panning some of the books that are in the library. I hear that it was Taniki Samine mom brought it up at a school board meeting. Her mom is so stupid cause these books are what teaches you kids what life was really like in the past for different minorities. Also like reading about drugs and alcohol are going to make kids want to do try them.Please you kids are not that stupid!!! So tell me what you think and Ill keep you up on all the gossip.
Your friendly lunch room lady
Heki Jones

Bailey said...

Hi Ms. Koukonei Ku,
so did you like hear about the PTSA? i mean i totally think they should leave those books in our school system seeing as those were the only books i could ever stay awake long enough to read Ahh borrrring! gross. Well anyways what do you think about the PTSA trying to ban those books? I mean i know you totally dont like me or Barbie or anything but im trying to show that im like a mature adult now and i can handle reading "profane" books now! i mean hello! you know me and Barbie already know about sex and how to swear and all of that junk i mean duhh i have older brothers, i havent lived under a rock my whole life like the stupid PTSA thinks! well let me know what you like think. See you in P.E tomorrow. yuck i totally hate gym.. but see ya Miss K!