Wednesday, November 26, 2014

We are thankful for....

There are so many things to be thankful for. But we are most thankful for...

Aloha Parents,

December is a busy month in school as we begin the countdown to the holidays. However, please encourage your keiki to practice skip counting.  They are required to skip count by 2's, 5's, and 10's by January, 2015.  

December Books Shares, myOn, and IXL (Category G) assignments are due by Tuesday, December 16th.

Important dates for December:
  • Monday, December 1st - Honolulu Hale Learning Trip Consent Form and payment due
  • Tuesday, December 2nd - Library Books due
  • Wednesday, December 3rd - Bodhi Day Service in the Temple, 9:00.  Please dress your child appropriately for this occasion.
  • Wednesday, December 10th - Buddy ornament due
  • Thursday, December 11th - Honolulu Hale Learning Trip
  • Friday, December 12th - Kuakini Hale Pulama Mau visit
Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving,
Mrs.  Lee

Friday, November 21, 2014

My Favorite Kind of Weather

Weather changes from day to day.  We have rainy, windy, and sunny days but not snowy ones.  Can you guess what kind of weather is our favorite?

Aloha Parents,

Number recognition and counting from 1-100 is the foundation of math.  After your child can identify a number, the next skills taught are skip counting (counting by 2's, 5's, and 10's) and identifying numbers on a hundred board. When a child is confident with these skills, it will help with addition, subtraction, money, and patterns.

Everyone has been learning skip counting skills through active participation and social interaction. These partner activities are non-threatening learning situations.  You may need to have your keiki practice at home so they master this skip counting skill.  They will be required to skip count by 2's, 5's, and 10's individually by January 2015.

K-1 keiki are asked to bring in an empty Campbell Soup can (10 3/4 oz) by December 1st.  If you have any extra empty cans, we would appreciate it, too!

Please remember:

  • Monday, November 24th - Kuakini Hale Pulama Mau Visit form due
  • Tuesday, November 25th - Library Books due
          •  Thanksgiving Service in the Temple at 9:00am. Please have your child bring in one canned good for a donation.  Appropriate attire: boys - collared shirt and shorts. Girls - pants suits or dresses.
          •  Book Shares, myON, and IXL (Categories D and E) assignments due
  • Wednesday, November 26th - Flu Shots and Nasal Spray administered in the Library
          • K-1 and 3-8 Buddy Thanksgiving Luncheon.  Please have your child bring in the assigned lunch item
          • K-1 Presentation of Learning - The Thanksgiving Story, to their 3-8 Buddy
Until next time,
Mrs. Lee

Friday, November 14, 2014

Would I Want to be a Pilgrim?

It would be fun to be a Pilgrim for a little while. But after a few days, I think I would want to live in 2014 again.

Aloha Parents,

Mahalo for attending the Parent-Teacher Conferences this week.  It was a great opportunity to establish a better communication between us.  Your comments helped me to gain a greater understanding of your keiki, enabling me to be more effective in helping him or her.

It would be beneficial if you discuss the conference with your child passing on the positive information as well as areas s/he needs to work on. Please make it clear that doing well in school is a family value and that you and I are working together to help him/her succeed.

Do you have any empty 10.75 oz Campbell Soup cans? If so, please have your child bring them to school by December 1st.  They'll need it for a holiday project.  Arigato gozaimasu!

A few reminders:

  • Tuesday, November 18th - Library Books due
  • Wednesday, November 19th - P.E. in the gym.  Attire - HMS grey t-shirt, shorts, and sport shoes.
  • Tuesday, November 25th - Book Shares, myON, and IXL (categories D and E) assignments due
  • Tuesday, November 25th - Thanksgiving Service in the Temple at 9:00 am.  Please dress your child appropriately for this occasion. Boys could wear collared shirts and shorts.  Girls could wear  pants outfits or dresses.  A donation of 1 canned good is requested from each Kindergarten child as an offering. Canned goods can be brought in before Tuesday, November 25th.  
  • Wednesday, November 26th - Flu Shots/Nasal Spray will be given in the Library
  • Thursday and Friday, November 27-28th - Thanksgiving Break, no school
Be safe, be healthy, and be happy,
Mrs. Lee

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

H is for Honor

Veterans Day is next week.  We learned about the brave men and women who protect the United States. We should be thankful and honor these soldiers.

Aloha Parents,

Parent-Teacher Conferences are planned for Wednesday through Friday, November 12th-14th.   K-1 conferences will be held in the Faculty Lounge. (First Floor, near the makai stairwell) You may sit outside on the benches if you arrive early.

A few reminders:

  • Thursday and Friday, November 6th-7th - Teacher In-Service, no school
  • Tuesday, November 11th - Veterans Day, no school
  • Wednesday, November 12th - P.E. in the gym. Please dress your child in the HMS grey t-shirt and shorts.
  • Tuesday, November 18th - Library Books due
  • Tuesday, November 25th - Book Shares, myON Reader, (minimum of 5 books) and IXL (categories D and E) assignments due
  • Tuesday, November 25th - Thanksgiving Service in the Temple.  Please dress your child appropriately for this event.  Donation of one canned good per child is appreciated.
Malama pono,
Mrs. Lee