Friday, October 25, 2013

Big Monsters!

Halloween is on the way so we listened to many different and funny monster stories.   We collected data such as the monster story we liked the best, our age, favorite color, and created not quite so scary monsters!

Aloha Parents,

Book Sharing was a wonderful experience this month.  Your child's point of view was offered with a visual aid.  This was an opportunity for everyone to practice their speaking in front of the class, as well as developing other skills. Their presentation involved making eye contact with  the audience and preparing how to show something in a way that was understandable and enjoyable to their peers. It was exciting for everyone.

This Book Share activity will continue through most of the school year. Incentive Pizza Hut coupons will also be distributed as a 'carrot'. I'm sure you are having as much fun coaching your child at home as s/he is presenting it to the class! You are all fabulous speech coaches!

Dates to Remember:
  • Friday, October 25th - Fire Safety Guides, Recycle Bags, Book Shares for October due
  • Monday, October 28th - Return of the Menehune consent forms and payment due
  • Tuesday, October 29th - Return of the Menehune performance, Social Hall beginning at 1:00pm
  • Wednesday, October 30th - Library books due
  • Wednesday, October 30th - If you plan to share Halloween Goodie bags, please bring them in by this date
  • Thursday, October 31st - Halloween Parade (Social Hall) and Luncheon
    • Kindergarten start time is 8:40
    • Come to school dressed in costumes
    • Change of clothes needed.  You are welcome to assist them in changing and taking the costumes home.
    • Kindergarten Grade Level Pizza Lunch
  •  Friday, November 1st - Flu shots
Have a fun and safe weekend,
Mrs. Lee

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Aloun Farms

Aloun Farms was alot of fun to visit and find super big and orange pumpkins. Now our moms and dads will love to help us carve them just in time for Halloween!

Aloha Parents,

Mahalo to the brave, strong, and helpful chaperones, Mrs. Lessary, Mrs. Takara, Mr. Keanu, and Mr. Hasegawa for your time spent with us at Aloun Farms and Kapolei Regional Park.  It was greatly appreciated.

Those massive pumpkins were sent home in your keiki's recycle bags.  Could you kindly have your child bring in another recycle bag by Friday, October 25th?

If your child wishes to share Halloween treats with his/her peers, please have them brought in by Wednesday, October 30th.

Dates to remember:
  • Wednesday, October 23rd - Library books due
  • Friday, October 25th - Fire Fighter Safety Guides due
  • Friday, October 25th - Book Shares and myON monthly reading assignment due
  • Friday, October 25th - Recycle bags should brought in for Halloween
  • Monday, October 28th - Payment for The Return of the Menehune play due
Have a safe weekend,
Mrs. Lee

Friday, October 11, 2013

Apples, Apples

Our Presentation of Learning was the best ever because our moms, dads, and relatives were in K-1 to listen as we told them all about apples.

Apples, Apples - slideshow

Aloha kakou Parents,

Mahalo for attending our Presentation of Learning this morning. The students were so excited that you helped them slice the apple, listen to their explanation of the parts of the apple, and its growth throughout the seasons. Not only was it a valuable learning experience but they had lots of fun.

Please remember we are a peanut free school.  Per the administration, it is also preferred that other nuts - almonds, walnuts, nut spreads, etc. be eaten at home or off campus.  Mahalo.

If you have any of the following, it would be greatly appreciated. I'd need about 16 of each item.
  • Metal cans, Campbell Soup size, 10 3/4 oz. size  (For a Christmas project)
  • Yogurt cups (To hold students' crayons in their tool box)
Please remember:
  • Wednesday, October 16th - Aloun Farms Learning Trip 
    •  HMS t-shirt with shorts or pants and covered shoes
    • Sunscreen rubdown
    • Labeled disposable water bottle
    • Students with home lunch - Use disposable containers/bags
  • Thursday and Friday, October 17th-18th - Teacher Inservice, no school
  • Wednesday, October 23rd - Library books due
  • Friday, October 25th - Book Shares due. Please advise when your child is ready to present their book.
  • Friday, October 25th - Fire Safety Guides due
  • Thursday, October 31st - Halloween Parade and Pizza Luncheon
    • Social Hall, 8:30-9:00am
    • More information to follow

"Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire." —William Butler Yeats

Have a nice weekend,
Mrs. Lee

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Grandparents' Day

We hope our Grandparents and family members who joined us at our Grandparents' Day Program enjoyed our singing, hugs, and kisses!  Arigato gozaimasu to Tamayo Sensei who planned this event!

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Dear Parents,
October is National Fire Safety Month.  Each student received  a Fire Fighter's Safety Guide (FFSG)so you can review the fire safety concepts with them. Students who return the signed pledge sheets (on the last page of the FFSG ) by October 25th will be awarded with a coupon sheet good for a complimentary McDonald's Happy Meal, Slurpee, Pizza Hut breadsticks, and much more.
A collection of free writes written and illustrated by your little authors has been sent home. This type of writing helps them to explore their thoughts and share ideas with others.  It also encourages them to learn, think, share an opinion, dream, and connect their knowledge with new information.  Students progress from journal writing as they get over their fear of writing and build more confidence, especially if they read often.  Have a dialogue about the writing pieces with your keiki as they trust you to read their thoughts.
Please remember:
  • Tuesday, October 8th - Scholastic Book Orders due
  • Wednesday, October 9th - Presentation of Learning RSVP due
  • Friday, October 11th - Presentation of Learning - 'Apples, Apples', 8:30-9:30 in K-1 classroom.  Please bring a small knife (not plastic) strong enough to cut an apple.
  • Wednesday, October 16th - Aloun Pumpkin Patch Field Trip.  Attire - HMS t-shirt, shorts or long pants, disposable water bottle (with name), and sunblock rub down.
  • Thursday and Friday, October 17th-18th - Teacher Inservice ~no school

A hui hou,
Mrs. Lee