Friday, November 30, 2012

Gingerbread Children

Gingerbread Baby, by Jan Brett is a delightful story about a spirited and bouncy Gingerbread Baby created by Matti in his kitchen in a Swiss village. This 'baby' was chased by many people and animals, including Mother, Father, cats, dogs, goats, villagers, etc. The Gingerbread Baby was able to stay just out of reach from being caught, but finally ended up in the best home he could ever ask for.
This story was a perfect introduction for a literature based activity creating gingerbread children.

Gingerbread Children - slideshows

If your child wishes to decorate and print a Gingerbread House of their own, click here.

A note from Mrs. Lee:
It is hard to believe that December is upon us! Can you also believe that we've been in school for 75 days?  Time just flies by!

All the keiki are confident skip counting by 10's.  However, please continue to practice skip counting by 2's and 5's with your child whenever possible.  It takes time for them to master these math skills and practice makes perfect.

Mahalo nui loa for the generous donations received for the Lokahi Tree-Laulima Giving Program the Preschool and Kindergarten classes have chosen this holiday season.  There is still another week to take the opportunity to brighten these needy families' holidays. All donations are truly appreciated!

There will be no Book Sharing for the month of December.  It will resume in January.

Dates to remember:
  • Monday - Friday, December 3rd-7th - Collection of canned goods by the 7th Grade Paramitas Promoters
  • Monday, December 3rd - Library Books due.
  • Wednesday, December 5th - Bodhi Day Service.  Please dress your child in appropriate attire.
  • Friday, December 7th - Donations for the Lokahi Tree-Laulima Giving Program due.
  • Friday, December 7th -  Winter Program
    • 8:00 - The Kindergarteners are asked to be in their classrooms.
    • 8:30 - The PreK and K Winter Program in the Social Hall begins.The K classes will be the 3rd group of performers on stage.
    • 9:30 - The class activity, cookie decorating, and Potluck will commence.
    • Attire - Girls: Party dress, Boys: Collared shirt with long pants/jeans.
Mrs. Lee

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving Thoughts

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for all the good things we are lucky to have.  We wish to share our thoughts at this time of year along with some pictures of our turkey cookies.

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A note from Mrs. Lee:
Please remember:
  • Monday, November 26th - Library books due
  • Wednesday, November 28th - Book Share due
  • Thursday, November 29th - Deadline for each child is asked to bring in a 7"x10" piece of Christmas wrap for a class activity.
Thanksgiving words of wisdom:

Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.Theodore Roosevelt
Happy Turkey Day to you and your families,
Mrs. Lee


Thursday, November 15, 2012


Have you wondered what we do in some of our other classes? Watch this slideshow with a collection of pictures taken in Music, Drama, Computer class, and at lunch!
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A note from Mrs. Lee:

Mahalo for all the canned goods that will be donated at the Thanksgiving Service in the Temple.  Prior to bringing the cans to the Temple, the Kindergarten classes will be sorting and graphing the various types of canned goods. This should be loads of fun because there will be over 80 cans of soups, vegetables, fruits, meats, etc. Photos of this activity will be shared!

Many thanks for all the empty Campbell soup cans brought in for our Christmas project.  I didn't know so many people liked to drink soup, mm good!

The annual Winter Program is scheduled for Friday, December 7th in the Hall beginning at 8:30 a.m. You may want to arrive early as parking is sometimes a challenge. All parents are invited to our K-1 class for some holiday events after the program. The activities include: creating a gingerbread house picture frame, decorating a holiday cookie, and a potluck luncheon.  Hope to see everyone!

The students will be learning to count from 1-100, as well as skip counting by 2's, 5's, and 10's in the coming weeks. Look for a hundreds chart in your child's school folder next week which will help as they practice counting. Have fun with your child while practicing this math skill!

Please take note of the following:
  • Friday, November 16th - Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Monday, November 19th - Presentation of Learning, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the K-1 classroom.
  • Monday, November 19th - Library Books due
  • Wednesday, November 21st - Thanksgiving Service in the Temple.  Please have your child dressed appropriately, i.e. girls - dresses or tops with pants or skirts, boys - collared shirts and long pants.
  • Thursday and Friday, November 22nd-23rd - Thanksgiving Day, No School
  • Wednesday, November 28th - November Book Share due
Happy Thanksgiving,
Mrs. Lee

Thursday, November 8, 2012


We are excited to show you what we have learned in school.  Hope you are able to attend our second Presentation of Learning!!!! It will be exciting!
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The Pilgrims were very brave people who left England many years ago. They were helped by the Native Americans who taught them how to plant, hunt, and fish.  We have created and written about these people from the past.  Drop by our classroom and we'll show you our work. 
Native Americans - slideshows

A note from Mrs. Lee:

K-1 is collecting empty Campbell Soup cans (10-1/2 or 11-1/2 ounce size) for our Christmas project.  We have a need for at least 6 more soup cans.  Mahalo.

Dates to Remember:
  • Friday, November 9th - Living Art Marine Center Field Trip.  Attire - HMS t-shirt, shorts or pants, and athletic shoes with socks.
  • Monday, November 12th - Veterans Day, No School.
  • Tuesday through Thursday, November 13-15 - Donation of canned goods.
  • Thursday, November 15th - RSVP for Presentation of Learning. 
  • Friday, November 16th - Parent-Teacher Conferences.  Emails were sent out a few weeks ago regarding your scheduled conference time.
  • Monday, November 19th - Presentation of Learning in K-1.
  • Wednesday, November 28th - November Book Share due.
Have a Happy Veterans Day weekend,
Mrs. Lee

Friday, November 2, 2012

It's Spooktacular

Halloween was the best day in school.  It was fun to walk around at the parade and show everyone our costumes. Then, the party began!!!!  We played 'Pin the Tail' on this scary black cat. There was Halloween music and lots of dancing.  Finally, we created cookies that looked like spiders. They tasted really good! We can't wait for the next exciting day like this.
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A note from Mrs. Lee:
Mahalo for the generous Halloween goodie bags shared with the students. Everyone was jumping about and thrilled to receive all the treats.  Aren't you glad this celebration only occurs once a year?
Please remember:
  • Monday, November 5th - Library books due
  • Tuesday, November 6th - Election Day, No school
  • Thursday, November 8th - Japanese homework due
  • Friday, November 9th - Living Art Marine Center field trip.  Please have your child wear the HMS t-shirt, shorts or long pants, and athletic shoes with socks.  A sunscreen rub down is suggested.
  • Tuesday - Thursday, November 13-15th - Thanksgiving Canned Goods Donations - 2 canned goods per child
Have a safe weekend,
Mrs. Lee