Friday, April 26, 2013

Earth Day Every Day

We had the most fun learning and sharing how to save our Earth for everyone else!
Earth Day is Every Day!!

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Aloha kakou Parents,
Thanks to everyone for making the Spring Program and Learning Showcase  a fantastic and fun day for the children.  The keiki were real troopers in adjusting to a different schedule to suit the events of the day. I am sure you are proud of your child for a wonderful performance and especially the Learning Showcase.
The Student Council presents HMS Spirit Week from April 29th - May 3rd. Listed below are the daily activities:
  • Monday - The Future's so Bright I Gotta Wear Shades! Find your super-fly shades and wear them with your flashiest brightest clothes, shoes, and accessories!
  • Tuesday - Sports Fanatics - Sport your uniform or a jersey and cap of you favorite team!
  • Wednesday - Mustache May Day is Lei Day - Dance your way to class with lovely hula hands in Aloha attire and flash a stylish 'stache!
  • Thursday - Throwback Thursday - Deck yourself in your best from the 70's, 80's, and 90's!
  • Friday - Dolphin Pride - Rock an HMS shirt or your class shirt at Field Day! Represent!
Reminders for this upcoming week:

  • Monday through Thursday, April 29th-May 2nd - Donations for the Honolulu Zoo accepted
  • Tuesday, April 30th - myON Reader assignment due
  • Wednesday, May 1st -Swim class (rescheduled from April 26th)
  • Friday, May 3rd - No Swim class
  • Friday, May 3rd - Field Day at Ala Moana Beach Park from 8am-1pm.
    • Be in school by 7:45am.  The bus will leave school at 8:00am.
    • The large grassy area, Sites 11 and 12,  Ewa of the concession and changing rooms/restrooms across from Magic Island has been reserved for HMS. 
    • Please wear the special 'K' t-shirts and sport shoes. 
    • All students are responsible for their own home lunch (in disposable bags and containers, please), drink, and water bottle.  You may bring it for them if you plan to have some fun with us on Friday.
    • Look for the K-1 ohana under one of the shady trees.You are welcome to bring a lawn chair as well as lunch. All are invited to join HMS.
See everyone on Friday for some fun in the sun,
Mrs. Lee

Friday, April 19, 2013

Kualoa Petting Zoo

Kualoa Petting Zoo was the best learning trip we  had.  We got close to and touched a horse, goat, pig, sheep, chickens, and several other animals. It was fun feeding the animals which was a ticklish or sore hands-on experience we will never forget!

Here's what I enjoyed the most at the Petting Zoo:

E.F. - The guinea pig with the red eyes and tan hair cause it was cute
B.S. - The place where the tree branches grew crooked making it like a tunnel since it looked foresty
E.K. - Feeding the chickens grass
T.N. - Feeding the fish in the pond
L.S. - Petting the two bunnies and one hamster
D.M. - The three chicks cause they were fluffy and soft
R.Y. - Petting the three soft chicks
S.H. - Petting the three chicks because they were soft, big, fat, and fluffy
A.K. - Feeding the fish cause they were splashing

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Aloha kakou,

Our special 'K' t-shirt, screen printed by the Kindergarten teachers under the guidance of Mrs. Tamayose, will be distributed on Wednesday, April 24th. Please have your child wear this 'K' t-shirt on: Friday, April 26th (Spring Program) and Friday, May 3rd (All School Field Day).
You may want to iron, using a medium setting for about 3 minutes with a cloth over the 'K' design before you wash the t-shirts, to set the design.
For the Learning Showcase, K-1 students are asked to wear 'school attire' for 'An Earth Day Story' play. Please pack a different set of clothes so they can change after the Spring Program.
Please contact me if you have any questions regarding the Spring Program or Learning Showcase.
Important dates to remember:
  • Monday, April 22nd - Honolulu Zoo Learning Trip consent form and payment due
  • Monday, April 22nd - Wear your Earth Day t-shirts and celebrate Earth Day!
  • Wednesday, April 24th - 'K' t-shirts distributed
  • Thursday, April 25th - Book Share due
  • Friday, April 26th - Spring Program in the Social Hall and Learning Showcase in K-1 classroom
  • Fridays, April 26th and May 3rd - NO swim class
  • Tuesday, April 30th - myON Reader assignment due

There is a great need for the introduction of new values in our society, where bigger is not necessarily better, where slower can be faster, and where less can be more.

-- Gaylord Nelson

Until next week,
Mrs. Lee

Friday, April 12, 2013

Recyclable Treasures

Earth Day is just around the corner and celebrated on April 22nd. It is a special day for everyone to remember to protect our Earth.

With the help of our 7th grade buddies, we used recyclable items brought from home to make these art treasures which remind us that it is good to reuse things.

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Aloha Parents,

Mahalo to everyone for sharing a mountain of recyclable items.  Not only were they used for Math lessons in subtraction and graphing, but for the fantastic 'Recyclable Treasure' activity and the upcoming 'An Earth Day Story' play.
Topics in Math have been focusing on Addition and Subtraction.   It would be helpful if you could reinforce these basic math operations in their normal daily lives. For example, just keeping score in some sports requires math skills.  Also, shopping takes some math knowledge if they are comparing prices of toys or candy.
Please continue to encourage your keiki to practice skip counting by 2's, 5's, and 10's on a regular basis.  Working on skip counting enables students to visualize the number relations with respect to all the four operations of math, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. 
 Dates to remember:
  • Monday, April 15th - Recyclable Graph due
  • Thursday, April 18th - Kualoa Petting Zoo Field Trip
  • Friday, April 19th - Kuakini Health Center Open House
  • Friday, April 19th - Spring Program/Learning Showcase RSVP due
  • Thursday, April 25 - April Book Share due
  • Friday, April 30th - myON Reader assignment due
A hui hou,
Mrs. Lee

Friday, April 5, 2013

When I Grow Up....

We like being kids, but sometimes we wish we were grown ups.  We'll show you what we would like to become when we get bigger.

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 Aloha Parents,

The keiki enjoyed their Spring break and returned full of energy.  There are only about 2 more months of school before we head into Summer Vacation. There is so much to do in such a short period of time, but I am certain they'll be up to the challenge.

Mahalo to those who donated recyclable items for our 'Recyclable Treasure' (sculpture) activity with our 7th grade buddies planned for Wednesday.  However, to prepare for this event, it would be nice to have everyone bring in some recyclable items.  Encourage your child to help find some around your home or even a relative's home. 
Items could include: old greeting cards, CDs, bread twist ties, plastic bottles, wrapping paper, cardboard, packaging material, etc. Your imagination is encouraged! All items should be brought to school by Tuesday, April 9th.

Please remember:
  • Monday, April 8th - Buddha Day, School is closed.
  • Tuesday, April 9th - Recyclable items due.
  • Friday, April 12th - Swimming will be 1 hour long because class on April 19th is cancelled.
  • Thursday, April 25th - Book Share due.
  • Friday, April 26th - Spring Program in the Temple Social Hall 8:30am  
        •   Learning Showcase 11:00am -2:00pm in classrooms                                     
  • Tuesday, April 30th - myOn Reading assignment due. ( Read a minimum of 6 books)  Encourage your child to read as much as possible using this fabulous reading site. Remember: you have the power to boost your child's learning potential simply by making books an integral part of their lives.
"Education is nothing more, nor less, than learning to think!" —Peter Facione

Warmest regards,
Mrs. Lee