Saturday, March 23, 2013

What I Like About School

What do I like about school?  It was very hard to answer that question, but we tried our best!

Aloha Parents,
The year is going by so quickly!  However there is still much to be done by May 22nd. Please continue to refer to our K-1 blog for the latest important information, announcements, and deadlines.
Mahalo nui loa to Daley, Ethan, Sophie, Rae,and Eighla  and their families who shared Easter Goodie bags. The children were so excited to receive the yummies and treats.
HMS' Learning Showcase is scheduled for Friday, April 26th.  K-1, along with their 7th grade buddies, will present their learning of 'Earth Day, Our Way'.  There will be 2 parts to our presentation.  One is a play 'An Earth Day Story' which we have started to practice for.  Please help your keiki memorize their part(s) by April 1st, so it will be easier for them during our rehearsals.
The second part of our presentation of learning is sharing knowledge about  the 3 R's (Reduce, Recycle, and Reuse), Pollution, and Saving our Natural Resources.
The students (K and 7th graders) will be creating a Recyclable Treasure (sculpture) the week of April 8.  To prepare for this effort, could you and your child search for recyclable items around your home?  Items could include: empty gallon milk containers, CDs, aluminum cans, plastic bottles, newspaper, cardboard, packaging material, etc. Your imagination is encouraged! All items can be brought to school by Friday, April 5th.
FYI....A script for 'Peter Pan' was sent home on Friday.  Please keep that script at home so your child can practice their parts. That particular play will be performed to the Kindergarten Ohana on Wednesday, May 22nd.  The director will be Mrs. Cari Lee, the Drama teacher.
Please remember..........
  •  Monday, April 1st - Library Books due (Date stamped in your child's Library book should have been April 1st, not April 2nd)
  • Monday, April 1st - Please return blue recyclable bags
  • Tuesday, April 2nd - Japanese Homework due. (Most of the children received a worksheet so they could practice writing their name)
  • Tuesday, April 2nd - Lifestyle photos/payment due.
  • Thursday, April 4th - Kualoa Petting Zoo and Kuakini Health Center consent forms/payment due. (Forms to be distributed Monday, April 1st)
  • Thursday, April 4th - Buddha Day, 9:00 in the Temple.  Please dress your child appropriately for this service.
  • Friday, April 5th - Recyclable  Treasure items due
  • Friday, April 5th - Swim class

Enjoy your Easter...some bunny loves you,
Mrs. Lee


Friday, March 15, 2013

Bishop Museum Learning Trip

It was a beautiful sunny day when we visited Bishop Museum today.  Besides watching the 'Up in the Sky' show in the Planetarium, we learned all about the different planets, played Hawaiian instruments, and saw huge extreme bugs that really moved.  The 'Extreme Bugs' exhibit will be ending soon, so hopefully our parents can take us to visit Bishop Museum again really soon.

Bishop Museum Learning Trip - slideshow

Aloha Parents,

K-1 and their 7th grade buddy class  have started to practice for the  play, 'An Earth Day Story'.  It would be most beneficial if you could help your child memorize their parts and be comfortable with their scene.  They are quite excited working on this dramatization as they love being with their older buddies.

If your child wishes to share Easter goodie bags with his/her classmates, they  can be brought to school either Thursday, March 21st or Friday, March 22nd.

Please remember:
  • Tuesday, March 19th - Library books due.  (Monday, March 18th Library class rescheduled to Tuesday, March 19th)
  • Wednesday, March 20th - March Book Share due
  • Wednesday, March 20th - Swim class (Friday, March 15th P.E. class rescheduled to Wednesday, March 20th)
  • Monday, March 25th through Friday, March 29th - Spring Recess
  • Friday, March 29th - myON Reader assignment due
Have a nice weekend,
Mrs. Lee

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Swimming Fun

Swimming lessons have started.  This is the best part of P.E.

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Aloha Parent,
The keiki are having a great time in school  They are blossoming and I see their academic growth daily. 
Continue to encourage myON Reader as much as possible as it is a valuable tool.  The minimum amount of books assigned to be read monthly will remain at 6 but there are many students who have exceeded that number.  Please remember that this myON program helps in oral reading fluency, silent reading fluency, and so your child hears an appropriate voice with good inflection and rhythm. Being a fluent reader can lead to better writing and vocabulary skills. While being able to read with fluency is important for comprehension and enjoyment, it is only one of the important elements in reading.
Remember these dates:
  • Monday, March 11th - Library books due.
  • Thursday, March 14th - Spring Higan Service, 9:00 in the Temple.  Please dress appropriately. (Girls - dresses or pants outfits, Boys - collared shirts and long pants)
  • Friday, March 15th - Bishop Museum Field Trip.  Please wear the HMS t-shirts and sport shoes.  No P.E. swim class.
  • Wednesday, March 20th - March Book Share due.
  • Friday, March 29th - myON reading assignment due.

A hui hou,
Mrs. Lee

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Celebrating Dr. Seuss

We love to listen to Dr. Seuss stories and that's why we had so much fun with these activities!

Aloha Parents,

There have been numerous compliments about your awesome decorated shamrocks that were made to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. All of them were unique and showed the love in your family.

Just to remind you:
  • Monday, March 4th - Library Books due
  • Tuesday, March 5th - Spring Picture Day
  • Friday, March 8th - Swim Day! Your child should bring a separate bag with a towel, swim clothes, plastic bag for wet clothes, and rubber slippers.  Please label all items with your child's name and room number.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ~~ Dr. Seuss

Mrs. Lee