Friday, February 22, 2013

Yeah for Math and Science

Our tomato, green onion, green bean, and sunflower seeds were planted.  The hardest part is to practice Kshanti by being patient and waiting for them to grow into vegetables or flowers!!!!

Yeah for Math and Science on PhotoPeach

Aloha Parents,

Mahalo for attending the Parent - Teacher Conference.  I appreciate your taking the time to meet with me. I hope that our conference was able to provide you with some valuable insight into your child's progress in school  I look forward to our continued partnership throughout the remainder of the school year.
Upcoming dates to remember:
  • Wednesday, February 27th - Lucky to be a Family Shamrock due
  • Wednesday, February 27th - Bishop Museum Field Trip Parent consent form and payment due
  • Thursday, February 28th - myON Reader reading assignment due
  • Thursday, February 28th - Jump Rope for Heart envelopes due
  • Friday, March 1st - Walking trip to Kuakini Hale Pulama Mau from 9:30-11:00
Have a dry weekend,
Mrs. Lee

Friday, February 15, 2013

Life Learning Activities

What a busy week!  Besides learning about Presidents Washington and Lincoln and enjoying Jump Rope for Heart, we measured objects around the class. The highlight of the week was having fun at Dole Plantation where we rode on the Pineapple Express Train, getting lost in The Maze and seeing different sizes of pineapple. Our favorite part was the Dole Whip...mmmmm, good!


Dear Parents,

Mahalo for the cute Valentine treats shared on February 14th.  Everyone was so excited to eat the sweets!

Please remember the following dates:
  • Monday. February 18th - Presidents' Day, no school.
  • Wednesday, February 20th - P.E. class rescheduled since there is no school on Friday, February 22nd.
  • Thursday, February 21st - Musubi Man musical, 9:00am in the Social Hall.
  • Friday, February 22nd - Parent-Teacher Conferences, keiki are invited to attend.
  • Wednesday, February 27th - Decorated Shamrocks due (Information will be distributed on Monday, February 19th) 
  • Thursday, February 28th - Jump Rope for Heart envelopes due.
  • Thursday, February 28th - myON reading assignment should be completed.

Mrs. Lee 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Comparing and Ordering by Size

Playing games is so much fun in Math class.  We stood side by side for our first game called 'Tall, Taller, Tallest'.  Later, we gathered all sorts of toys around the room to compare and order them by size. That was hard work!

A note from Mrs. Lee:

Aloha kakou Parents,

The Kindergarten students are celebrating Career Month! Several parents have volunteered to share information about their chosen careers to the keiki.  Dr. Yagi, Sophie's Mom,who is a dentist, visited us today and spoke about Dental Health and those nasty cavity bugs! Everyone was given a bag with some useful dental products too.  Also on tap to visit is an Orthopedic Surgeon, a Sumotori, and a Hairdresser.

On Thursday afternoons, the students will have fun in the Computer Lab under my instruction.  They were introduced to Kerpoof, a children's entertainment and educational website produced by Disney. Registered under my Kerpoof teacher account, everyone was assigned a username and password.  They are all jazzed about this site which will help them learn through creativity!

Please remember:
  • Friday, February 8th - No School.  Teacher-in-Service Day.
  • Monday, February 11th - Musubi Man payment due.
  • Monday, February 11th - Library Books due.
  • Tuesday, February 12th - PTO General Meeting, Social Hall, 6:30-8:15am.
  • Tuesday, February 12th - Jump Rope for Heart, 8:45-10:45am.  Wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle!
  • Thursday, February 14th - January/February Book Share due.
  • Friday, February 15th - Dole Plantation Field Trip.  Attire - P.E. t-shirt, sport shoes, and sunblock.
A hui hou,
Mrs. Lee

Friday, February 1, 2013

Each of Us is a Flower

We're learning about the parts of the plant and what they need to grow.  We are like little flowers too!

Each of Us is a Flower on PhotoPeach

A note from Mrs. Lee:

Aloha Parents,

In the past, I have mentioned myOn Reader, a personalized reading online program with thousands of digital books. It is a way to engage your keiki at his/her level based on his/her interests. Beginning in February, I am encouraging every student to read a minimum of 6 books a month. 

This is the future in reading. We need to give the keiki the opportunity to choose what they want to read, in a digital environment in which they are comfortable, and motivate them to become better and more confident readers.

Swim classes with Ms. Whitney and Mr. Kimura will commence  the week of March 4th and end the week of May 10th.  More information will be provided later this month.

The children have developed their speaking skills beyond the 'Show and Tell' activity. It will not be part of our schedule any longer.

Please remember:
  • Monday, February 4th - Library books due
  • Monday, February 11th - Musubi Man musical payment due
  • Thursday, February 14th - Book Share due
  • Friday, February 22nd - Kuakini Hale Pulama Mau Community Service consent form due. If you would like to assist and chaperone on this walking trip, it would be greatly appreciated!
Warm regards,
Mrs. Lee