Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween is Here

Halloween was fa'boo'lous.  We wish we could have a Halloween Parade and Monster Cookies every day in October.

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Aloha Parents,

Can you believe it is November? I don't know where the time goes, but the days are flying by quickly!

Mahalo to everyone who generously shared Halloween goodies.  The keiki were beyond excited receiving the treats.  Hopefully, they'll save a few of their sweets for the weeks ahead and share some with you. Please have your child return the blue Walmart recyclable bags on Monday, November 3rd as they will be used for future holiday treats.

IXL is a great website for math practice, which can build confidence and accuracy. Students receive detailed tips if their answer is incorrect and there is the microphone icon which helps them listen to the problem if they can't read it. The K-1 keiki mentioned how they enjoyed working on IXL because of the rewards and immediate feedback.

The next IXL Math assignment, due on Tuesday, November 25th is:
  • D. Numbers and counting up to 20
  • E. Numbers and counting beyond 20
The myON reading assignment (minimum of 5 books) and Book Share will also have a due date of Tuesday, November 25th.

Have you heard of  It is a great educational website that provides interactive content to help young children with the basics of phonics, reading, and a little bit of math. It uses cute animation and sounds to engage the youngsters in the learning process. This site is a great supplemental tool and appeals to different learning styles. The best part about this is there is no membership fees.  However, there is a charge for the app. The children were excited about the site when they saw it this week. You may want to check it out!

Dates to Remember:
  • Monday, November 3rd - Blue Walmart recyclable bags should be returned
  • Tuesday, November 4th - Library books due
  • Wednesday, November 5th - Swim Showoffs at the pool, 10:20-10:50am
  • Thursday/Friday, November 6th/7th -  Teacher In-Service, no school
  • Tuesday, November 25th - Book Shares, myON and IXL assignnments due
Have a candy-filled weekend,
Mrs.  Lee

Friday, October 24, 2014

Halloween is Coming

October is flying by and we have been busy.  Lots of craftivities and writing going on.  We just love October!

Aloha Parents,

Just a few reminders:
  • Tuesday October 28th - Library Books due.
  • Tuesday, October 28th - Picture Retakes.  Please return all the pictures taken in September, but keep the class photo.
  • Wednesday, October 29th - Book Shares, myON, and IXL Math assignments due.
  • Wednesday, October 29th - If your child plans to share Halloween goodie bags with the other keiki, kindly bring them in by this date.
  • Friday, October 31st - Halloween Parade on the Greenspace from 8:30-9:30.  Please stand outside of the fence for the annual Spook-tacular event. You are welcome to take class photos after the parade. Please help your child change into school attire and take their costumes home.
  • Wednesday, November 5th - Swim Showoffs at poolside from 10:20-10:50.  You are invited to watch the students swim, showing off what they have mastered. 
Malama pono,
Mrs. Lee

Friday, October 17, 2014

October is SUPER Fun

October is the month to remember history and have Halloween fun. We enjoyed  making Columbus's ship and other frightfully funny creatures.

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Aloha Parents,
Our Annual Halloween Parade will be a spook-tacular event on Friday, October 31st on the Green Space.  It will start at 8:30.  Plan to arrive early and stand outside the Green Space fence.
When the Parade ends, you'll be able to take photos of the students in sweet 'n' spooky costumes.
If possible, please stay after the Kodak moments to help your child change into school attire.  You may take the costumes with you when you leave.
A big mahalo to Mr. and Mrs. Goo, (Brenden's parents) for generously donating a huge pumpkin for our pumpkin carving activity.  On Monday, we will turn the pumpkin into a jack-o-lantern.
A few reminders for the coming week(s):
  • Tuesday, October 21st - Library Books due
  • Wednesday, October 28th - Picture retakes
  • Wednesday, October 28th - Book shares, myON, and IXL assignments due
  • Thursday, October 29th - If you wish to share Halloween Goodie Bags with the students, please bring them in by this date.  This is optional.
Keep safe,
Mrs.  Lee


Friday, October 10, 2014

Fire Safety Week

This was Fire Safety Week. We read several books and watched videos about firefighters and the tools they use to stay safe on their job.  We also made fire trucks.  An important part of  our lesson was what we must do in case of fire at our house.  After brainstorming, we came up with the following:
  • Stop, drop, and roll
  • Get out fast
  • Call 911
  • Make a plan
Everyone had fun making their fire trucks and writing one or more things what we must do in case of fire. Just watch us.....

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Aloha Parents,

Our Presentation of Learning was the greatest thing for the students.  Having you in their classroom was thrilling for them.  Sharing their knowledge of apples was even better because they were waiting all week to tell you about it.  Mahalo for attending, as it meant the world to these keiki.

Mahalo to Mrs. Azama, Mrs. Kubota, Mrs.Uehara (Emma's Grandmother), and Mrs. Pimental for chaperoning our Learning Trip to the Discovery Center.  Please log in to Shutterfly to view some photos.

3 areas were visited - Fantastic You, Your Town, and Rainforest Adventures.  There was nonstop fun and hands-on learning.  Please consider visiting the Discovery Center on a weekend as your child will have more time to explore, discover, imagine and dream.

  • Monday, October 13th - Flu Vaccine or Nasal Spray forms due.  Please advise if your child will not be submitting a form.
  • Monday, October 13th - Fire fighter's Safety Pledge page due (last page of the Safety Guide).
  • Wednesday, October 29th - Book Shares, myON, and IXL assignments due
  • Thursday, October 30th - If you plan to share Halloween treats, please bring them in by this date.
Have a nice weekend,
Mrs. Lee

Friday, October 3, 2014

Japanese with Tamayo Sensei

Japanese Class is so much fun.  We sing, color and paste, and use the Brightlink to help us learn all things Japanese.

Aloha Parents,

IXL is a web-based Math practice site for students in all grade levels.  Questions are administered one at a time, in a fun and interactive environment.  Users receive immediate feedback if their answer is correct or incorrect.

The keiki were introduced and have been practicing some of the lessons on the IWB or on the iPads. It is exciting for them as a fast paced activity. They also enjoy the independence of using the audio support button during practice time.

You should have received information about this website, including their usernames and passwords.  They can practice their math skills using a computer or the IXL app.

For the month of October they should complete the following skills on the Kindergarten level:
  • Numbers and counting up to 3
  • Numbers and counting up to 5
  • Numbers and counting up to 10
  • Patterns
Please contact me if you have any questions regarding IXL Math.

A few reminders:
  • Tuesday, October 7th - Library books due
  • Thursday, October 9th - Discovery Center Learning Trip.  Attire - Grey HMS tshirt and sport shoes.  If your child plans to bring home lunch, please place items in a labeled Ziploc bag.  All containers and water bottles must be disposable.
  • Wednesday, October 8th - Presentation of Learning RSVP due
  • Friday, October 10th - Presentation of Learning 8:20-9:20am in K-1.  Please bring a knife as you will be cutting an apple.
  • Monday, October 13th - Flu Vaccine Forms due
  • Monday, October 13th - Fire Fighter's Safety Guide Pledge page due (last page of the Safety Guide)
  • Wednesday, October 29th - Book Shares, myON, and IXL assignments due
Have a nice weekend,
Mrs. Lee