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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Hooray for Braelyn and Kaelum!

Congratulation to our two awesome students from 3B, Braelyn and Kaelum, for demonstrating Kūpono in school at all times. These students were recognized at the Hāweo Luncheon today along with students from other classrooms that display honest, decent and appropriate behavior. You are great role models for your peers. Keep up the great behavior!

Mahalo to Braelyn and Kaelum’s ʻohana for joining us at this celebration. You must be proud of these outstanding keiki!

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May Day is Lei Day

Aloha! Happy May Day! Tomorrow our kula ha’aha’a celebrates May Day with its annual program. “E Kū Kanaka, E Kū Haʻaheo”- Stand Proud and Tall as a Hawaiian. Rain or shine the program will go on. The program has been relocated to the Middle School Gym (Laʻamea Gym). We look forward to seeing all of our ʻohana and friends at this joyful event full of mele and hula.

As a reminder, all students are to wear aloha attire. Boys, don’t forget to wear your uniform shorts with an aloha shirt. Girls, please wear an appropriate muʻumuʻu. Everyone may wear slippers to school. In addition, girls, put your hair into a bun, if possible. Otherwise, pull your hair up and away from your face. Tomorrow morning I will be distributing hairpieces to place in your hair. Bring bobby pins, if you have them.

See you all soon ~ Ms. Manliguis

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Moving Forward with Technology

Our Hawai’i Campus hosted a Tech Slam last week that offered a variety of sessions to learn more about the use of technology in the classroom. I chose to attend a session on Google forms presented by Marc and Kimble, IT specialists from Honolulu. I was so thrilled to walk away with new skills to enhance my teaching in the classroom.

One of the things I learned to do in Google was to create forms. I was able to make a reading log form and then post it to my class blog for students to access. On Monday, I put aside our student reading folders and required my haumana to log their reading on the blog. We encountered several road blocks that first night, but I was so proud of my students for problem solving their troubles. Some students used their critical thinking skills to get their assignment completed, even though they had trouble with accessing my form. I was able to contact my network of technology friends and the problem was solved by noon the next day.

Using this online tool has helped me to be more efficient in my teaching. With the Google form I created, I am able to instantly access my students’ information on their daily reading. I save time and energy reviewing individual folders because Google gives me a quick summary of my student responses in a spreadsheet. I am so thrilled to have learned how to do this!

Mahalo to all who helped me in this learning process: Marc and Kimball, Kumu Kanani and her friends at the Kapālama campus- Ruby and Nozomi,and Ms. Richardson, too! How blessed I am to have so many people to help me in my time of need! How wonderful it is to continue to be a learner!

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Easter Survey

Aloha e Nā Keiki! I hope you had a fabulous weekend and an awesome Easter. Last week I learned how to create forms in Google, so I’m going to share the first one I created with you. Please click HERE.

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Spring Concert Reminders

It’s Spring! That means it is time for our annual Spring Concert at Kula Ha’aha’a. This years concert titled “Music of the Beetles” is being held on Friday, April 11th at 6:00 P.M. at Ha’aeamahi. Grade 3 students are to report no earlier than 5:30 p.m. to our classroom in Kina’u Pod. Choir students will be sent to Mrs. Debus after checking in with their homeroom teacher. Dismissal at the end of the program will be at the dining hall where we will be sitting outside. It is going to be an awesome concert. Hope to see you there!

Click on flyer link below for information on concert attire.

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Hāweo Luncheon

Congratulations to Kai and Trinity! These two outstanding haumana were recognized today at the Hāweo Luncheon for demonstrating Kūpono throughout the month of March. In fact, these students consistently demonstrate this Hawaiian value the whole year through. Kūpono means honest, decent, appropriate behavior at all times. Our awardees are awesome students that model impeccable behavior in and out of the classroom.

Mahalo to Kai’s and Trinity’s ‘ohana for joining in on this celebration today!

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Chalk Art Fun

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Fun in the Sun!

The sun came out last week so our Papa ‘Ekolu students could finally celebrate the end of the 2nd Trimester. This swim party was originally scheduled for February 13th, but poor weather foiled our plans. Thank you ke ‘Akua for blessing us with sunshine this time around!

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