He Aha Ka Mea Hou?

Reading Monday through Friday for 20 minutes is required, however reading longer than 20 minutes and/or on the weekends is highly recommended.

Reading is an important part of our day, in school and at home.  Be sure to have on hand, many fiction and non-fiction books that interest you.  You can check out books at the classroom, school and public libraries.  Also, talk to friends often about books.  You may find the next book you might want to read or help a friend to do the same.

Don’t forget, you can use ThinkCentral (the online component of Go Math) to find student workbook pages, videos and other sources that can help you with your homework.

If you need to print workbook pages use this link guide you: https://www.northallegheny.org/cms/lib/PA01001119/Centricity/Domain/674/How%20to%20Print%20Go%20Math.pdf

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GRA 2019

Our class has joined the Global Read Aloud for 2019. This year our class is reading “Stella Diaz Has Something to Say” by Angela Dominguez. We are part of a group that includes a school from India and many schools from North America. We will be making postcards to share information about our school and location with other students.

This is the Google Map posted by our group’s host.
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Hauʻoli lā hānau Kauikeaouli!

We wore green in honor of Kauikeaouli’s (King Kamehameha III) birthday. He was known for building a “kingdom of literacy” and for uttering what later became our state motto, “Ua mau ke ea o ka ʻāina i ka pono”, after the restoration of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi on July 31, 1843.
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Kū Kiaʻi Mauna

Sending aloha to Maunakea
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Our Visit with Hōkūleʻa and Her Crew

Those little kinders in the video are in second grade this year.

On Thursday, ʻAnakala (Uncle) Billy, ʻAnakē  (Aunty) Penny and ʻAnakala Kaniela came to talk to the students at our elementary campus.  Then on Friday our whole school, staff and students, went out to Honolua Bay to visit and pay respect to Hōkūleʻa and her crew.  We are so proud of her crew and all that was accomplished on their worldwide voyage; especially that of sharing and learning about being sustainable and mālama honua (caring for our planet).  To see Hōkūleʻa and have a chance to honor her in person will forever be one of my favorite memories.  I can still hear the sound throughout the bay of everyone performing the oli.  You can hear us too, by listening to the second video below.

Video of  Hōkūleʻa’s visit to Maui after her worldwide voyage:

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