As the year comes down to 2 more days…the FISH! are still “swimming strong!” to the finish! Theyʻre doing their final push for Project Kahiau to send donations of “local grinds” and well wishes to our Big Island Warriors (soldiers) who are serving our country in foreign lands.
The FINAL WORD count is in for the school year…The number below represents the total number of words that the 5B FISH! read this year. That equals to over 545 chapter books that are at least 120 pages long! Can you believe what a team can do together if they put their minds to it!!!! One Team, One Heart, One World!!
Keawe holds the record of the most books read in one year at KS!
At the beginning of the year when I mentioned to my new FISH! that theyʻd be expected to read 9 different genres a trimester, every trimester and that the reading goal was to read 1,000,000 words (28 120 or more page chapter books) by the end of the year, many of them had the look of disbelief plastered all over their faces! The mantra was READ, READ, READ! Read they did! See below for the faces that have turned from looks of disbelief to the look of confidence! Some FISH! have hit “Genre Gold” by reading 9 genres this trimester, some have swam into the “Millionaire Club” by reading 1,000,000 or more words, and Keawe (He now holds the record from all KS FISH! that I have had…so far! Thatʻs 5 years of FISH!) has taken it to new heights by reading more than 2,000,000 words this year by completing 65, yep, I said 65 120 pg. chapter books in one short school year!!! Give ALL of our 24 FISH! 3 cheers! Every one of them has grown as READERS! The words hoʻomau (persevere) and hilinaʻi (believe) sure was a focal point in many a morning meeting we had this year too! The ʻolelo noeʻau…”Ma ka hana ka ʻike” (In the Journey, there is knowledge) is so true! Much knowledge can be found in books. The FISH! will now tell you, at the end of the year as our yearlong journey comes to an end, it CAN be done! They are living proof! The smiles on their faces prove it! Continue to “Swim Strong” as you prepare for your journey “upstream” to middle school…Remember, Iʻll be asking you all about what you are reading next year too! Continue to set the bar high! Once an Ah Hee kid, ALWAYS an Ah Hee kid!
Last FISH! Food for Thought for the year…Kaʻu Iʻa share your thoughts on the class goal of reading 9 genres and 1,000,000 words. Share your successes, your improvements, and your manaʻo for future FISH!
The newest inductees to the Millionaire Club!
- Genre Gold Club
FISH! Take to Water!.
Dive into our FISH!bowl to “catch” a glimpse of the fun the FISH! had in the sun by clicking the link above! What a wonderful day, as the students slip slided the day away! Congrats to the students who fulfilled all of the Nā Koa Reward requirements for the year!
Aloha e nā 5B Ohana,
The last week of school is now here, it is with much aloha in my heart that I write this last Ohana Alert for the year….Mahalo for all your support as we partnered together to help “our” children to thrive! I look forward to seeing you this week at the Hoʻoulu Transition ceremony to mahalo you in person! Our children WILL swim strong into middle school!
Just some FYIʻs….Summer packets went home on Friday with all students. It contains important information for next school year as well as summer HOMEWORK that they need to complete and return on the first day of school. Please be aware that they will be taking a math mastery test on the items in the packet upon their return. (Just in case your child did not give it to you yet…us parents gotta stick together too as we look out for the best for our children!) They also have a book that they need to borrow or purchase and complete before the first day. You might want to start early.
Mon., May 20-Day 2: The Papa Alakaʻi will be assisting Papa ʻEkolu again as they create posters of their Civic issues.
Wed., May 22-Day 4: Hoʻoulu Transition practice and last day of Specials classes for the year.
Thurs., May 23: Hoʻoulu Transition ceremony at 8:30am at Lunalilo Hale. Please be mindful that this is a cultural ceremony and NOT a graduation. The students will be having a potluck after the ceremony as they spend their last days together. E kala mai makua….students only… as they continue to bond as a team as they prepare to move “upstream” to middle school. Last day for Holomua After School Program.
Fri., May 24: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL…Aloha Wear Friday! Donʻt forget. Weʻll be having the last birthday celebration at lunch today.
Me Ke Aloha….A Hui Hou!
Hoʻomaikaʻi to Ethan and Davin, the Hāweo Awardees for the month of May…Both boys have been showing kōkua consistently this month! We celebrate that by helping others, you help yourself! Great job boys!
Our Annual Service Learning Project in Hilo Hanakahi
Aloha e nā Papa Alakaʻi ohana,
Let me begin by saying MAHALO for the wonderful surprises upon my return to class today! From the beautiful koa jewelry box, embroidered carrier, to the beautiful orchid, yummy blue kalo chips,candy leis, touching cards….I love it all! Mahalo for treating me so special!
We are now down to 8 days….
Tues., May 14-Day 4: 8-10 in computer lab. We work on science project from 8-9 and help our 3rd grade buddies create posters from 9-10. Aha Opio reps go on retreat today.
Wed., May 15-Day 5: We kōkua both 3rd grade classes in the computer lab again today as they work on their project. Watch the Kindergarten opera during specials time.
Thurs., May 16-Day 6: Hāweo Luncheon today…Hoʻomaikaʻi to Ethan and Davin for
Cleaning Up our Beaches!
consistently showing the Hawaiian value of Kōkua!
Fri., May 17-Day 1: K-12 Year End Convocation at Koaʻia Gym from 8:15-9:15am. DRESS WHITES MANDATORY! Slacks for boys and skirts for girls along with white polo shirts. Nā Koa Reward day today…donʻt forget to bring your swim clothes as we get to sample all those fancy slide on water play day!
Heads Up: Sat., May 18th: PTO School Store open from 11-1pm.
Students got to talk with CEO Mailer and Trustee Nobriga today.
Ohana Alert for Monday, May 13…
We go on huaka’i for our annual service learning project. The students will be doing community service at Onekahakaha Beach Park! We will be returning in time for lunch on campus and having a “talk story” session with our CEO Mrs. Dee Jay Mailer and new trustee Mr. Nobriga in our 5th grade pod in the afternoon! More ohana updates for the week will be posted by Monday night. Mahalo!
The KS Baseball team played with spirit! They played in the Championship game against Maryknoll who was ranked #2. Unfortunately, they did not win, but sure represented our campus well with their sportmanship and “no quit” attitude. Congrats to all of the boys who brought home the state silver medal!
The baseball boys of KS-Hawai’i did it again…The team played their hearts out and WON the semi-final game against the #1 ranked Waianae team in this year’s state tournament at Hans L’Orange field in Waipahu. The Warriors won 7-5! The boys are now in the championship game which will be played on Sat., May 11th at 6:00pm! Kumu Lehua and Dr. Stender were in the stands cheering along with all of us! What a game! It got exciting in the bottom of the 6th until our KS boys shut them down.