The 5B MathemaFISH!ans begin the swim…

The FISH! have been “diving deep” into math, together! We continue to build team and strengthen our pilina with each other. The haumāna use ‘ōiwi thinking in math by comparing nā anakahi Hawaii (Hawaiian measurement system) to how we measure now, in 2019! We found that both are very useful! This begins our learning of different strategies to be able to convert fractions, decimals, and percentages fluidly!

Math is always F-U-N as we team…#OTOD!
Learning from our kupuna
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We Begin Our “Swim!” The 5B FISH! Start the Year!

Aloha mai kākou! Welcome to our 5B class blog! I look forward to sharing with you all the things that the 5B FISH! are up to! Dive into our FISH!bowl and see the latest here! It is a great idea to check back at least once a week…as we hope to update weekly!

Click on the video above to see how we began our year, with TEAMWORK! #OTOD…One Team with One Dream! Changing the world, one heart at a time…always with ALOHA!

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Ipads, Bags, Cords and Blocks Please!

Aloha e nā 5B Ohana,

Asking your assistance to remind all students to have ipads, bags, cords and block chargers in class tomorrow…Tues., May 22nd.  We are preparing for ipad roll ins and would like to ensure that all equipment is returned on time. Mahalo for your kōkua and reminder to keiki to bring it to school.  Have a wonderful night!

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Final Ohana Alert for School Year 17-18!

#OTOD! Keep the Dream ALIVE! Together!

This is the final Ohana Alert for the school year…I end with the same way we began our journey!  MAHALO! MAHALO! MAHALO! For all your support through the year!  We couldnʻt have done the learning, the laughter, the loving without your aloha and huge support!

Hereʻs an update on the reading goals for Trimester #3 as well as the ONE MILLION WORD goal for the year!  You will love the effort and hard-work that each iʻa has put into keeping their eye on the target and finishing the year off STRONG!  I have heard many stories about their reading journey together this year.  Words from the haumāna themselves…See how the “I Gotta evolved into the I Wanna!”

“I hated reading, now I know that Iʻve been making poor book selection choices and I now know characteristics that I like now…so I like reading now!”

“I thought you were crazy Mrs. Ah Hee when you said we needed to read one million words this year, I thought no way, but I did it! I can be a great reader!”

“Whatʻs a genre…is that fiction or non-fiction? I always loved reading fantasy books, that was the only thing I read, but now I love historical fiction.” “I didnʻt know there were so many different genres, I tell my ohana all about it!”

“My ohana helped me by planning out my genres for the trimester to meet my goal!  They told me that they think reading is so important , its a life skill!”

”My Mom needs to tell me to go to sleep! I tell her just a little bit more! Sometimes, I just want to know how the story ends!!  It takes me on so many journeys!”

A comment I received from an ohana member…”Thank you so much for first requiring that my child read then, for insisting he read from different genres….I love seeing him constantly reading-even during his free time!”  “He chooses to read often now!”

22 out of 23 FISH! MET their Genre reading goal of 9 genres!  Thatʻs 96% of the class.

21 out of 23 FISH! MET the year-long ONE MILLION WORD reading challenge by reading 28+ books this 5th grade year!  Thatʻs 91% of the class!  What a way to finish strong huh?! One student was at 1.9 million words!

Team of Readers! Check out the data!

Mon., May 21-Rotation 2-Day 2: Have all ipads and chargers (cord/block) in class TODAY!  Please have your ipads fully charged as we will be working on progressfolios and reflecting on Tri #3 and the year together!

Wed., May 23: Hoʻoulu Ceremony today @ 8:30am at Lunalilo Hale.  Mr. Kudo will be arranging the 1 ohana member who will be presenting lei ʻāina to students in order.  Please be mindful that this is a cultural right of passage ceremony and NOT graduation.

Thurs., May 24:  LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!  Trimester Assembly @8:00 @ Keaka Playcourt. It will be an E Ola No t-shirt day and jeans!  Birthday celebration today also for our May babies! Students only will be participating in mini carnival for trimester end today too!

HAPPY SUMMER…Enjoy your ohana time making wonderful memories together…E hana pūalu kākou!  Together, We Can!  Sincerest mahalo for a fabulous year!

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Celebrating Together…#OTOD!

Celebrating w/a “little” cake and a “little” ice cream! Together!

Mahalo piha for all the birthday well wishes and for the beautiful cards and makana for Teacher Appreciation Day!  I SO APPRECIATE ALL OF YOU!

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May Day 2018

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More Genre Gold Members Join the Club!

Great job of sticking to it!

Hoʻomaikaʻi to the newest Genre Gold Members for trimester #3!  Weʻre ending the year strong!  Many more close and anticipating meeting the goal by next weekʻs deadline!  Stay tuned for the final count soon!  Yes, it can be done…see the smiles as proof!

*UPDATED: 5/16/18:  Just a friendly reminder that all genre book presentations and million word book counts are due tomorrow!  Thursday, May 17th!  Over 75% of the class has met the genre goal and we are expecting that number to grow tomorrow!  Keep on reading kaʻu iʻa!  Hiki no! 

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Hoʻomaikaʻi to Our Genre Gold FISH!

Genre Gold Girls!

Congrats to the girls who are the first to hit the Genre Gold target!  Great job of keeping focused!  The deadline for book presentations are on Thurs., May 17, 2018…NO EXCEPTIONS!  Keep on Swimming kaʻu iʻa! 🙂

Ohana Alert for the remainder of the school year…

Fri., May 11, Rotation 1-Day 3:  K-12 End of Year All Campus Convocation.  Please wear MANDATORY DRESS WHITES.

Mon., May 14- Day 4:  MAP Reading Testing today…Eat a good breakfast and see ya on time in class 🙂

Thurs., May 17-Day 6:  MAP Math Testing today…Eat a good breakfast and see ya on time in class 🙂  Last day to present books for genre/million word credit!  No extensions or exceptions to the deadline.  Mahalo to all the ohana who have been partnering to help keiki succeed by reading/signing planners, signing and going over Parent Update letters througout the trimester, and for checking the class blog!!!  You are priceless!

Fri., May 18-Rotation 2-Day 1: Last Aloha Wear Day at Kula Haʻahaʻa! Please wear those beautiful colors to take one last aloha wear photo together! 🙂  Papa Alakaʻi will be watching the Kindergarten Opera today…

Wed., May 23: 8:30am Hoʻoulu Transition Ceremony…Ohana Invitations will be sent home soon…

Thurs., May 24:  Last Day of School Year 2017-2018!  Mini Carnival at Keaka…Birthday Celeration in dining hall!

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Hey FISH!!

Aloha ka’u I’a!

Here at NCTM math conference in Washington DC! Learning lots about math with a bunch of KSH Kumu! We are just a few in the approx. 10,000+ peeps from all over the world!  As I learn more about math, been learning about our nationʻs history also…join me as I take you on a tour!  Iʻll be adding more photos to this post as I take them!  Check this post often for updates, changes, & to journey with me as I make my way around this wahi pana of DC!

Time to “dive deeper” into this wahi pana!  1)Behind me, you see a cherry blossom tree!  Why?  How did it get to DC? Post a comment to the blog to share your manaʻo (no guessing, share some facts) in sentences.  Donʻt forget to share what question you are posting manaʻo on!  Feel free to connect to each other in your posts also!


2) Look at this photo closely…where am I?  No, the answer is NOT Washington, DC…be specific-where in DC and why is it important? *Hint, look at where Iʻm standing, what do you think I was trying to capture…HINT: the scale of the picture should offer you a clue of what to look for!


3) Whatʻs that monument in the background?  Share facts on it! 🙂

4) Where am I now?  Share some past and present facts about what I am looking at.


#4 Zoomed In

5) Look very closely at the statue…Who is that?  Why is he important to our history?  Hint:  Look at all parts of the statue!


Stay tuned…more posts soon!

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Make Way for the Millionaires and Genre Gold Members!

As the trimester quickly comes to an end, the FISH! Continue to READ!  Meet the newest millionaires (who read a million words this year) and genre gold members (who have met the 9 genre trimester goal)!  Great job of keeping your eye on the target!  Keep on swimming strong to the finish!!!  Your teammates are here to cheer you on!

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