Here Comes More Millionaires!

Go TEAM Go! More Millionaires inducted into the club!  See the smiles!  Goal-setting and perseverance paying off now!  Great job to Koa, Chayden, and Kalia for keeping their eye on the target!  Ma ka hana ka ʻike…in the journey, there is knowledge!  Reading to last a lifetime…it promotes setting long-term & short-term goals, promotes a lifetime skill, builds new vocabulary, introduces a variety of genres, improves writing, boosts test scores now and in the future, teaches perseverance, allows imagination to “swim” and brings out makawalu…multiple perspectives!  More book rich students soon!

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E hana pūalu kākou…Together, We Can!

Team-Work (noun):  Cooperative or combined efforts of a group of persons working together as a team for a common cause.

The students have been working hard all year to reach their million word reading goal…as the year comes to a close, we continue to cheer on the team to hoʻomau!  Due date is Wed., May 17th.

Along the way, we celebrate the milestones as each member contributes their best for the team!  Hoʻomaikaʻi to our newest MILLIONAIRES!  See the smiles!  Great team effort! GO TEAM GO!

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Ohana Alert for the Remaining 10 Days…

Wow…we are quickly coming to a close of this school year! Can you believe, we are down to just 10 days.  Hereʻs the scoops of important happenings for the rest of the year:

Mon., May 15-Day 2:  MAP Math testing today :). Donʻt forget to eat a good breakfast!  ʻAha ʻŌpio reps have a retreat!

Wed., May 17-Day 4:  All reading genre goals AND million word goals are due today 🙂  The students have been “swimming strong” to finish strong!

Thurs., May 18-Day 5: IXL pool party for those who diligently worked hard all year long to complete the 7 skills every month!  Great job!  Hard work sure pays off!

Fri., May 19-Day 6:  ALL library books due today! Please return all books to avoid your class assignment for next year and your yearbook from being withheld!  Itʻs ALOHA wear day too!  Last one for the year! Last one at Kula Haʻahaʻa…join in 🙂

Tues., May 23-Day 2: Hoʻoulu Transition rehearsal

Wed., May 24-Day 3: Hoʻoulu Transition Ceremony at Lunalilo Hale @8:30am.  Student potluck in the afternoon…last chance for 5A and 5B to launa and build pilina with each other before :swimming” upstream to Kula Waena.  Ipad roll-in today!  All ipads will be turned in, please bring your ipad, bag, cord and block to avoid having to pay $24.95 for each item that is not returned.

Thurs., May 25-Day 4: Its birthday celebration day today at lunch!

Fri., May 26:  LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR KEIKI!  HAPPY SUMMER! 3RD Trimester Awards assembly today…

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Hāweo Honorees in the House!

Mahalo for a year filled with great pilina building with all our ohana!  The last Hāweo honors were held this week, as Kula Haʻahaʻa recognized the last of our super supportive ohana members!  We couldnʻt have done all that we did without your support!  Thank you!


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Mahalo 5B!

Hi 5B FISH! A me nā Ohana!

Sending out a mahalo nui for your thoughtfulness, kind words in beautiful cards, flowers, & for all the makana!  The huge keiki hugs are priceless and always warms my heart and makes my day!  Will definitely be sharing all the goodies w/my ohana!  Mahalo to Mari and Larissa for diving into our FISH!bowl today to allow me the time to launa & laugh, & enjoy a fab breakfast too! The days are numbered, but the memories will last a lifetime!  Mahalo! Mahalo! Mahalo to everyone!

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Keiki Alaka’i

Students have been taking leadership roles in class…especially during Morning Meeting activity time!  Here the students are tasked with creating the highest & strongest building, using only raw spaghetti, marshmallows and their ingenuity!

STEAMing Ahead in 5B! from 5BFish on Vimeo.


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Ohana Alert: 9 Genres and One Million Word Goal

Hey Students,

Just a friendly reminder, as we discussed in class, 9 genres and one million words are due on Wed., May 17, 2017.  Keep on reading & swimming strong towards the goal! We have 2 more millionaires! Ho’omaika’i to Brayden and Lucas!  Great job guys!

Newest Millionaires!

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Go! Go! Math Rangers:)

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Mahalo for joining us at Makawalu and for all your continued support to help “our” keiki thrive!

Here’s the week at a glance…get those calendars out!

Mon., Apr. 24~Day 6:  K-12 Math performance task begins…on Hurricane Preparedness (3 days). Library canceled, to be rescheduled by Kumu Kanani.

Tues., Apr. 25~Day 1: K-12 Math performance task continues…

Wed., Apr. 26~Day 2:  K-12 Math performance task last day :).

Thurs., Apr. 27~Day 3: Apple Instructor doing a demonstration lesson for students.  Sub in class.

Fri., Apr. 28~Day 4: Aloha Wear Day and Birthday Celebration Day!  Sub in class.

Here’s last week’s mathlethes!

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Makawalu 2017: Oceans Apart…Facing Change

The haumåna of Papa ‘Elima have been diligently working, researching, revising, meeting deadlines, and creating for months in preparation of our capstone project which showcased learning through the years at Kula Ha’aha’a.  This year’s theme, “Makawalu:  Ocean’s Apart…Facing Change,” focused on paralleling Hawaiian & US History student-selected inquiry projects during the lifetime of Kamehameha the Great! (1750-1820).  Why Makawalu?  The hawaiian word Makawalu translates to 8 eyes…being able to look at things from multiple perspectives!   Students collected information, always using multiple lenses…focusing on many points of view!

Students created “a day in the museum” exhibit with multiple forms of sharing new ‘ike (knowledge): feature articles, perspective & poetry writing, infopics, collages, picture books, videos, interactive technology, art, made games, built artifacts, fabulous time period costumes, and so much more! Each student also took into consideration their audience by differentiating interactive activities for K-2, 3-4, adult guests while sharing information from the perspective of someone from our past!  As in the movie, history came alive for the keiki in K-4, faculty and staff, & ohana as the 5th graders did 6 presentations over the course of 2 days!  Each presentation began with oli and mele…see below to be a part of the experience!  Mahalo to “Mr. Techie” Uncle Jason, Kumu Kanoe & Miss Campbell-our fabulous EAs, and most importantly…to Ohana 5B, for your consistent, unwavering aloha & support to help “our” keiki THRIVE!

Learning from our past to move into our future…using our ‘øiwi edge to ground us!  Great learning experience for our Papa ‘ALAKA’I!  You have earned the  right to lead!  Ho’omaika’i!  Enjoy the videos, Makawalu 2017: Oceans Apart…Facing Change is now in the memory books!

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