Friday, January 30, 2015

Kualoa Petting Zoo

Ranch living is the life for us!

Aloha Parents,

The HMS Fun Fair is on Saturday, February 21st! Our Kindergarten Room Mothers have been busy as bees planning  this event.  Please remember  that you can sign up for bake sale donations and work shifts by clicking on

For February the following will be assigned:
  • MyON - A minimum of 10 books 
  • IXL - Categories N (Sorting, Ordering, and Classifying), O (Data and Graphs), and P (Probability)
  • Book Share
  • MobyMax - Continue working on the Language Arts and Math skills
Dates to Remember:
  • Wednesday, February 4th - Lyon Arboretum Parent Consent Form, Assumption of Risk and Release, and payment due
  • Friday, February 6th - Sign up for bake sale donations and work shifts by this date
  • Friday, February 13th - Teacher Inservice - School closed
  • Monday, February 16th - Presidents' Day - School closed
  • Tuesday, February 17th - Lyon Arboretum Learning Trip
  • Wednesday, February 25th - February Book Share, MyOn, and IXL due
A hui hou,
Mrs. Lee

Friday, January 23, 2015

Hip! Hip! Hooray! It's the 100th day of School!

Today marked the 100th day of school! There were many activities happening today and all throughout the week. The best part was when we paraded through the classrooms with our super duper 100th Day t-shirt creations!  Another awesome activity was our 100th day snack mix with 10 Skittles, 10 pieces of arare with nori, 10 marshmallows, 10 animal crackers, 10 pretzels, 10 chocolate crackers, 10 Cheese Nips, 10 Cheetos, 10 conversation hearts, and 10 pieces of mini chocolate chip cereal. What an unforgettable day!


Aloha Parents,

Please continue to support your keiki as they develop their learning skills.  Reading in particular stimulates intellectual development.  Listed below are other reasons why they should read.

  • Reading expands a child's vocabulary.
  • The act of reading works as an exercise to improve reading fluency and comprehension.
  • Early reading skills directly relates to a child's future academic success.
  • The more you read, the better you are at it.  
  • It takes you to places you've never been to before, and enhances your imagination!
  • Reading teaches you about grammar, sentence structures, and enhances your communication skills.

Dates to remember:
  • Wednesday, January 28th - January Book Shares, MyON, and IXL (Categories F [Skip Counting] and S [Geometry]) are due
  • Friday, January 30th - Kualoa Petting Zoo Learning Trip. Attire - HMS t-shirt, athletic shoes, and insect repellent rubdown (before school)

Warmest regards,
 Mrs. Lee

Sunday, January 11, 2015

I have a dream...

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream to make the world a better place to live.  We have dreams so the world can be better too.  Visit our classroom to read what we wrote.

Aloha Parents,

Our 100th Day of School is quickly approaching. Time to celebrate! It will be loads of fun with everything 100. Your child should come to school wearing his/her special t-shirt.  Student events planned for the day include a snack party, games, parade, a pizza lunch (with a drink and fruit cup), and a movie. A flyer with additional information will be distributed on Friday.

Dates to remember:
  • Monday, January 19th - St. Shinron Shonin Memorial Day and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  No School
  • Tuesday, January 20th - Library Books due
  • Thursday, January 22nd - 100th Day of School!
  • Wednesday, January 28th - January Book Shares, MyOn, and IXL (Categories F and S) due

Have a nice week,
Mrs. Lee

Education is the key to unlock the golden doors of freedom.  
George Washington Carver

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Hau'oli Makahiki Hou

Aloha Parents,

The keiki have been introduced to, a new on-line learning tool that encompasses math (including fact fluency) and reading.  An informational letter with their username and password will be placed in your child's folder on January 7th. MobyMax is easy to navigate and your child will enjoy it.

Once you sign in, your keiki will take a pre-test.  MobyMax places them on their current grade level in that subject area, then it determines upcoming lessons for them to complete.  Lessons are places in sequential order from basic skills to more complex skills. As they pass a lesson they get to move on to the next one.

Each lesson begins with a short tutorial, then your child can practice with immediate feedback. If they need help with reading, there is an option for the computer to read aloud parts of the problem.

Your keiki will need some assistance in the beginning, but they will love it! The sky is the limit as to the amount your child completes. So let's MobyMax it up!!!!!!

Dates to remember:

  • Friday, January 9th - Hoonko Service.  This is a holiday in the tradition of Buddhism that observes the memorial of the founder Shinran Shonin. Please dress your child appropriately for this service.
  • Friday, January 9th - Kualoa Zoo Consent form and payment due
  • Tuesday, January 13th - Library Books due
  • Wednesday, January 28th - January Book Shares, MyOn, and IXL (Categories F [Skip Count] and S [Geometry]) due

As  2015 approaches us with hopes anew, I'm sending my best wishes to you and your families for a wonderful year ahead.  Happy New Year!

Mrs. Lee