Friday, January 31, 2014

Someone Special

We're learning about caring for others so we talked about a special person who cares for us!

Aloha Parents,

Swim classes with Ms. Whitney and Mr. Kimura will begin in early March and continue through the beginning of May. More information will be forthcoming soon.

A few tidbits for the upcoming week:
  • Wednesday, February 5th - Library book due.
  • Thursday, February 6th - Marine Education Training Center Learning Trip. Attire - Special 'K' t-shirt, shorts, sport shoes, and sunblock rub down (before school). Home lunches should be in Ziploc bags or disposable containers. Be in school by 8:15am.  We will leave the classroom at 8:20am. A substantial breakfast is recommended since there will be no morning snack.
  • Friday, February 7th - Teacher Inservice Day. No School.
  • Thursday, February 13th - Please bring in Valentine's Day goodie bags, if you wish to share.
Be joyful,
Mrs. Lee

Friday, January 24, 2014

"I have a dream..."

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a great person who taught us how to get along with each other no matter how different we are.

"I have a dream..." on PhotoPeach

Aloha kakou Parents,

Children love to explore the world around them. In particular they love to view plants and flowers because of the various fragrances, textures, and colors. The K-1 keiki learned about plants as they viewed educational videos, listened to and discussed literature, and engaged in fun activities.  They were especially fascinated when their Green Bean and Zinnia flower seeds were planted; and before you could blink, they were sprouts. 

Within a week or so, these little plants were outgrowing the plastic cups. Now that the students have taken their plants home, are they asking you to replant them?  Please let us know when the green bean grows and the Zinnia bloom! They were so excited about watching this new growth within a short time span.

Any old magazines with pictures of food (Better Homes and Gardens, Woman's Day, Gourmet, etc) would be greatly appreciated.  You can bring them in anytime soon.

Just a few reminders for the upcoming weeks:
  • Wednesday, January 29th - Library books due
  • Wednesday, January 29th - myON Reader and Book Share due
  • Thursday, February 6th - Marine Education Training Center Learning Trip to visit the Hokule`a and Hikianalia. Please remember to wear the 'K' t-shirt with shorts (or pants), sport shoes, sunblock rub down before school, and be in school by 8:15am. We will leave the classroom at 8:20am. A substantial breakfast is encouraged before the Learning Trip as there will be no morning snack.
  • Friday, February 7th - Teacher Inservice - No School
Mrs. Lee

Friday, January 17, 2014

Our 100th Day of School

Today was our 100th Day of School filled with so many activities!

Aloha Parents,

Our 100th Day of School was non-stop with fun-filled activities for the keiki and they loved every minute of it! Visit our classroom to view their cute work! It'll make you smile!

If anyone has old magazines, such as Family Circle, Better Homes and Garden, Gourmet, etc, could you kindly save them for us?  The students will need to cut out pictures of food for class activities in a few weeks. Mahalo!

Please remember the following red-letter dates:
  • Monday, January 20th - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. No School.
  • Wednesday, January 22nd - All Library books due
  • Wednesday, January 29th - myON Reader and Book Share due

Have a restful weekend,
Mrs. Lee

Friday, January 10, 2014

Our Plans for 2014

What do you plan to do in 2014? We have alot of ideas!

Aloha Parents,

Your kindness, wonderful cards, and gifts were greatly appreciated this holiday season. It was so nice to be remembered!  Mahalo to everyone who brought sparkling eyes, squeals of delight, and wide smiles from the keiki for all the generous goodie bags shared! They could barely contain themselves and wanted to eat all the goodies and/or play with the toys immediately. Arigato, xie xie, do je, kamsa hamnida, merci, and mahalo again to all!

The 100th Day of School will be celebrated on Friday, January 17th.  Your child should wear their 100th Day t-shirt creation to school.  The Kindergarten students will parade through the Preschool to Grade 5 classrooms showing off their decorated t-shirts. A 100 snack party and games will follow. We can't wait to see everyone's super tee adorned with sequins, puzzle pieces, flowers, ribbons, etc.!!

 Please note the following dates:
  • Wednesday, January 15th - Library Books due
  • Friday, January 17th - Please bring in a recycled bag for your child (If you haven't already)
  • Friday, January 17th - 100th Day of School!
  • Monday, January 18th - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. School closed. 
  • Wednesday, January 29th - myON Reader and Book Share due
May the New Year fill your days with all that is beautiful! Have a wonderful 2014!

Mrs. Lee