Thursday, December 18, 2014

What is Christmas?

What does Christmas mean to us? This is what we had to say......

Aloha K-1 Families,

May songs of joy fill your home with warmth and your heart with happiness this holiday season.

Mele Kalikimaka me ka Hau`oli Makahiki Hou,
Mrs. Lee

Friday, December 12, 2014

Holiday Joy

Just wanted to share some of our exciting holiday activities of the week.......

Aloha Parents,

The special 'K' t-shirts were distributed today.  Before wearing it, place a thin cloth over the design and iron for about 30-40 seconds to set the design.  Turn the t-shirt inside out and repeat the ironing. Make sure your iron is set on the wool/cotton setting, and that you don't use the steam setting (no water).

Our Winter Program will be full of holiday spirit with singing and dancing.  Parking is limited at the Social Hall, so you might consider arriving early. All Kindergarten students should wear the teal colored t-shirts with dark shorts/pants/skirts to school.

The next red letter date is Thursday, January 22nd! That is the 100th day of school and an important milestone as it marks how much progress the keiki have made in the school year. They will be 100 days smarter and more responsible!

We'll be celebrating the special occasion by having everyone from the Kindergarten level wear a t-shirt decorated with 100 of their favorite items that are sewn, tied, or hot glued on.  You can be as creative as you like, but consider lightweight, small, and non-perishable items. Examples of objects could include sequins, buttons, pom-poms, etc. You could group them in 2's, 5's, or 10's which will help boost their counting skills, randomly, or in any way your child would like.

Our fabulous 100th Day Parade, with all the students wearing their awesome t-shirt creations, will walk through many classrooms on January 22nd for everyone to see!

Dates to remember:
  • Tuesday, December 16th - Library books due
  • Tuesday, December 16th - December Book Share, myON, and IXL (Category G) assignments due
  • Wednesday, December 17th - Holiday Invitation RSVP due
  • Wednesday, December 17th - Goodie Bags (optional) due
  • Thursday, December 18th - Goodie bags and classwork taken home
  • Friday, December 19th - Winter Program beginning at 8:30 in the Social Hall. After the Kindergarteners' performance, everyone will return to class for photos. The Holiday Picture Frame craftivity, followed by our luncheon, will begin at 10:00. 
As the Holiday Season approaches, may your home be filled with peace, love, and the laughter of your keiki.

A hui hou,
Mrs. Lee

Monday, December 8, 2014

Holiday Invitation

Sending a special invitation to the K-1 families...........

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The Kindergarten keiki will be given a special K t-shirt on Friday, December 12th.  The K t-shirt should be worn, along with  dark shorts/skirts/pants and school shoes for the Winter Program. Bright sparkly yellow headbands have been made for this event too.

The Winter Program for the younger grades begins at 8:30 in the Social Hall. The Program for Grades 1-8 begins at 9:30.  Consider arriving early as parking is very limited . 

If you plan to attend the Holiday Luncheon, you are welcome to drop off any items to the classroom between 6:30 - 8:15 AM.

If you wish to share Holiday Goodie Bags, please bring them in by Wednesday, December 17th. Goodie Bags as well as classwork (craftivities) will  be distributed on Thursday, December 18th.

Stay tuned,
Mrs. Lee

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

How Santa got His Job

Have you ever wondered what kinds of jobs Santa had before he became Santa Claus? He tried all sorts of jobs....from a chimney sweep to a cook to a circus performer.  But, he wanted to do something more.  He was able to find his dream job after meeting some elves!
We enjoyed tearing paper to create our own Santa Claus.  It was fun to listen to the story, fun to tear paper, and fun to share our writing! Just watch our slideshow..........

How Santa Got His Job on PhotoPeach

Aloha Parents,

Mahalo for the empty Campbell Soup cans needed for a Christmas project.  Your donations were greatly appreciated!

The keiki will be working on another craftivity next week. They will need  a 7"x10" piece of holiday wrapping paper for part of it.  Please have them bring it to school by Thursday, December 11th. Arigato!

  • Tuesday, December 9th - Library Books due
  • Wednesday, December 10th - Buddy Ornament due
  • Thursday, December 11th - Honolulu Hale Visit from 9:30-12:30.  Attire - HMS t-shirt and sport shoes. A hearty breakfast is suggested as they won't be having a morning snack at school.
  • Thursday, December 11th - Holiday gift wrap (7"x10") due
  • Friday, December 12th - Kuakini Hale Pulama Mau Walking Trip from 9:00-11:00.  Attire - HMS t-shirt and sport shoes.
  • Tuesday, December 16th - Book Shares, myON, and IXL (Category G) assignments due
  • Friday, December 19th - Winter Program starting at 8:30 in the Social Hall.  Mrs. Hirata has information about the Holiday Luncheon.  School dismissal at 11:30.
Stay tuned,
Mrs. Lee