Friday, February 28, 2014

Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss wrote many funny books! He also wrote the best rhyming books! We listened to some of them including The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, The Foot Book, One Fish, Two Fish, etc. Now you can see some of the activities we enjoyed working on this week.

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Aloha Parents,
Everyone had fun touring Pali Safeway, learning about items in each department.  They especially enjoyed the opportunity to select and purchase a healthy fruit or snack at the checkout counter. The managers must have enjoyed our visit as they gave us 2 large trays of assorted cookies and a container of grapes to take back to school.  How nice of them!
Swimming begins on Monday, March 3rd.  Please be sure to have a swimsuit, towel, slippers (not crocs), sunscreen (optional), and a plastic bag for their wet clothes in a swim bag.  The swim bag could be a recycled fabric or nylon bag, but not plastic bags (Longs, Times, etc.). Those are very thin and a bit small so be sure the swim bag is roomy enough to fit all their swim supplies.  Labeling everything is greatly encouraged!
Please remember:
  • Tuesday, March 4th - Spring pictures
  • Wednesday, March 5th - Library books due
  • Wednesday, March 5th - Hansel and Gretel Play at the Hawaii Theater.  Attire - HMS t-shirt and sport shoes.  Lunch will be eaten upon our return.
  • Monday, March 10th - Training for a Superhero Smile Chart due
  • Friday, March 14th - Kualoa Petting Zoo Learning Trip
Have a great weekend,
Mrs. Lee

Friday, February 21, 2014

Our Healthy Teeth

February is Dental Health Month.  We are learning how to keep our teeth and gums healthy so we'll have a nice smile.

Aloha kakou Parents,

The script for The Runaway Rice Cake has been placed in your keiki's folder.  They have started practicing this skit, under the direction of Mrs. Cari Lee in Drama class .  Please provide additional support and practice at home. You will be cordially invited to their performance in mid-May.

Here are a few important dates to remember:
  • Wednesday, February 26th - Library Books due.
  • Wednesday, February 26th - myON Reader and Book Shares due.
  • Friday, February 28th - 'Lucky to Be a Family' decorated shamrock due.
  • Friday, February 28th - Safeway Learning Trip.  Attire - Special 'K' t-shirt, shorts or pants, and sport shoes. Leaving school at 8:30 and returning by 10:30.  They may wear their 'K' t-shirt to P.E.
  • Tuesday, March 4th - Picture Taking Day!
  • Friday, March 7th - Training for a Superhero Smile Chart due.
In honor of Dental Health Month, Keep Smiling!
Mrs. Lee

Friday, February 14, 2014

Two Great Presidents

It was fun making pictures as we learned what these Presidents did for our country!

Aloha Parents,

Tamayo Sensei is working with the Kindergarten students on a Ninja performance for the Spring Program on Friday, April 25th.  She would prefer all miniature Ninjas to wear a long sleeve plain black t-shirt and long black pants (ankle length leggings are fine for the girls).  Headbands and gloves will be provided with the contributions sent in. Please let me know if there are any questions or concerns.

Mahalo for all the Better Homes and Gardens, Taste, Gourmet, etc. magazines that were brought in!  Since we are studying Dental Care and Nutrition, the keiki love the bright photos of food to cut out for their collages.

Every K-1 Valentine was tickled with your generosity as they received their little Heart Day Goodie Bags. They felt so important and loved! Arigato gozaimasu for sharing!

The 2nd Trimester ended on Friday, February 14th.  Classwork was sent home via their folder or in their recyclable bag.  Enjoy the conversations with your child about their learning as s/he has so much to share with you!

Please remember:
  • Monday, February 17th - Presidents' Day, No School
  • Wednesday, February 19th - Library Books due
  • Wednesday, February 19th -  Please return your recyclable bag by this date
  • Friday, February 21st - Kualoa Petting Zoo Consent Form and payment due
  • Wednesday, February 26th - myON Reader and Book Shares due
  • Friday, March 7th - Talent Show Forms due
Enjoy the long weekend,
Mrs. Lee

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Touring the Hokule`a and Hikianalia

What a fun and learning day it was for us seeing the Hokule`a and touring her sister wa'a, the Hikianalia. The crew members told us they'd be traveling around the world. They would be sailing using the stars to guide them.  We colored pictures and wrote short messages on squares of fabric that will be sewn into a quilt. It will be given to the crew members to take with them on their voyage.

Touring the Hokule`a and Hikianalia on PhotoPeach

Hi Parents,

A few reminders for the week:
  • Tuesday, February 11th - Pali Safeway Walking Trip Consent Form and $3.00 for a snack (in a labeled ziploc bag, please) due
  • Wednesday, February 12th - Library Books due
  • Thursday, February 13th - Please bring in Valentine's Day Goodie bags (optional) to be distributed on Friday, February 14th 
  • Thursday, February 13th - Payment of $2.00 due for Spring Program headband and gloves
  • Friday, February 14th - 2nd Trimester ends
  • Wednesday, February 26th - myON Reader and Book Shares due
Until next week,
Mrs. Lee