Friday, December 17, 2010

A Festive Week

Everyone had fun this week.  Math topics such as lines of symmetry, equal parts, and fractions were introduced and/or reinforced. Besides  working on 'free write' stories, watching Brainpopjr. and Discovery Education videos, we sang Christmas Carols daily.  We ended the week with a holiday party.
A special thanks to all of you who shared goodie bags with the class. The children were thrilled with their heavy load that was to be brought home.

Mahalo nui loa for all your support you have shown to K-1 this year.We look forward to an exciting 2011.

Monday, December 13, 2010

K-1 Happy Talk

Hi Parents,
Friday, December 17th is the start of Winter Break. All HMS students will be released at 11:30am. Please pick up your child by 11:45am from K-1. Preschool and Kindergarten students may be picked up class side.

We are going to be celebrating our 100th day of school on Tuesday, January 25th. It is a kindergarten tradition to celebrate it in grand style. Brainstorm different items with your child that he/she would like to collect. After making a decision, your child is to count 100 of these items. He/she is to arrange and display the 100 items in an interesting and creative way. The items may range from Transformer stickers to Barbie shoes to dots. (Please NO food items.) Projects may be posters or self standing. Kindly have your child write the title and the numbers from 1-100. The students will display their 100's creations in class. This will also be a unique opportunity for other classes to tour the Kindergarten classrooms.I hope you and your child have special fun and memorable learning with this problem solving activity.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Kindergarten's Winter Program

Please enjoy this short slideshow of the program today.  The children worked hard and gave an an awesome  performance!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

K-1 Happy Talk

Our Winter Program is just around the corner.  Please let me know if you will be walking to our classroom afterwards to work with your child on the Gingerbread House Picture Craft. Kindly refer to the invite on this blog.

The schedule for Friday, December 10th is as follows:

7:50 - Classroom doors will be opened
8:00 - Please bring your child to school early as they need to prepare for their performance
8:15 - Students will leave class for the Social Hall
8:30-9:30 - Preschool and Kindergarten  Winter Program
9:30-10:15 - Gingerbread House Picture Craft Activity in K-1

All elves should come dressed in red shirts and dark colored shorts.
All trees should wear green shirts and dark colored long pants.
Each child is wearing a headband of  Christmas garlands made in class.

If your child would like to share goodie bags with the other students in K-1, please bring them in by Thursday, December 16th.  They'll be placed in the Long's recyclable  bags and distributed on Friday, December 17th. 

All the children have been most cooperative and so busy with holiday projects.  Besides listening and responding to Christmas stories written by popular authors Jan Brett and Dr. Seuss,  they created snowflakes, and wrote  about what made them happy (for Bodhi Day). 

For Math, molding play dough into solid shapes such as cubes, cones, cylinders, and spheres was a fun activity.  They learned which solid shapes could slide, roll, and stack.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

You're Invited

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

K-1 Happy Talk

On Friday, December 3rd,  Bodhi Day services will be held in the Temple.   This is to honor the enlightment of Siddhartha Gautama  when he became the Buddha, the fully awakened one. Please have your child dressed appropriately for the occasion.

Congratulations to our two students who received certificates of recognition for their fine creative writing that were displayed on the bulletin board outside of the Library.  Other students will have the opportunity to share their work in the future.

Everyone has been busy working on numbers: ordinals, even and odd, and skip counting.   Their practice  counting by 2's, 5's, and 10's at home and school has made them quite comfortable with it.

Show and Tell is always a favorite time to share new or old items.  Encourage your child to participate. It's a good way to practice public speaking.

There are always smiley faces when  stories are read, followed by artwork with writing.  I hear only positive comments about these assignments, which pleases me to the utmost. They are doing a super job with their innocent, spontaneous responses.

Our Winter Program, scheduled for Friday, December 10th in the Social Hall will be delightful.  The Kindergarten classes will perform their play at 8:30am. until approximately 8:50am.  Parking will be tight, so please plan accordingly.