Our ME Boxes

Papa ‘Ekolu students did an outstanding job creating and sharing their ME Boxes this week. We learned so much from the words, pictures and artifacts that were shared by each individual. Mahalo for doing quality work on this project!


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Happy Aloha Friday!

I can’t believe another week of school has gone by already. Our class has learned a lot about each other through our Morning Meetings and numerous class activities. Next week we will begin our lessons on active literacy using non-fiction texts. In addition, we will continue our studies on place value and then move in to adding and subtracting larger numbers. Things are going to start getting busy, so have a restful weekend!



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More Photo Party Pics

Mahalo, Mr. Kamisato, for these pics. You did a wonderful job!

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Mahalo, Dara!

We all had a sweet treat to eat yesterday thanks to Dara. As always, Dara was so generous and thoughtful to give us all a goodie-goodie cup. Mahalo, Nagata ʻOhana for thinking of us.
We love you!





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A Visit From Dara

What a wonderful day it was today! 3B finally had all of their team members present when Dara came to visit us in school. We actually got together with 3A and did a class activity called “Popcorn”. Dara went out to recess, had lunch with her classmates and even attended Music class. Everyone had a smile on their face as they hugged their wonderful friend that they’ve missed so dearly. We look forward to her return to school in September.

Take care, Dara! We love you!










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Visit Mrs. Debus’s Blog

Please visit Mrs. Debus’s blog to see a video of Team 3B playing the recorder in Music class. You sound great, keiki!


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Pilina Activity

Last Friday Papa ‘Ekolu and their ‘ohana got together in the afternoon to fellowship with each other. Everyone had a grand time taking photos with iPods and dressing up with costumes and props just for the fun of it. Mr. Kamisato from the middle school did some of his own picture taking as well. The pics in this video are the ones the keiki took. We’ll share the ones from Mr. Kamisato at a later date.

Mahalo to those that could join us for this exciting event. If you didn’t make it, no worries! There will be more opportunities for all of us to get together.

Photo Pa'ina from KSH Kula Ha'aha'a on Vimeo.

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Team 3B

Welcome to a new school year! Team 3B got off to a great start on this first day of school. We welcomed Damien back after a year on the mainland and also welcomed a newcomer to our kula… Cadence! One of our team members, Dara, will be out for a short while, but she is definitely returning soon. Here’s a short video to share with her our first day and to tell her how much we love her! This one is for you, Dara!

*Mahalo Mrs. Debus for creating this song on such short notice. Great job, Team 3B!!!

Papa 'Ekolu 3B from KSH Kula Ha'aha'a on Vimeo.

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100 Club

Congratulations to these awesome students who made into the 100 Club! These members have mastered their multiplication facts 0-9. What an awesome feat!


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Congratulation, Blaze and Michael!

We are proud of our two keiki kāne from Papa ‘Ekolu, 3B for consistently displaying Kūpono behavior in school. Blaze and Michael were honored yesterday at a special luncheon for their honest, decent behavior. Mahalo to their moms for joining in on the celebration. Yay, Blaze and Michael!




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Mystery Skype

It was an exciting morning as we met up with another Third Grade class via Skype! Both classes took turns asking yes or no questions to help identify their mystery locations. This provided our kids with a great review of the United States geography as well as knowledge about another state thousands of miles away. Questions like, “Does your state border the ocean? Does your state have plains?” helped us narrow the location down to the state of IOWA! Thank you, Ms. Richardson for setting up this Skype session for us. We learned a lot in just 20 minutes!





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