PTO Book Fair: Next week, PTO, will be hosting our annual book fair. Our class will be visiting the book fair on Monday, Oct. 1. Order forms will be coming home, please check your keiki’s folder. The schedule will also be attached for those interested on visiting.
Huaka’i: We had a busy week last week with two huaka’i. We visited Kumuola on Wednesday and Kamehameha Statue, the Naha Stone and Coconut Island on Friday. We are very thankful to Auntie Lilinoe Young for joining us at Coconut Island to share her stories about being raised on Coconut Island. Mahalo nui to our chaperones that joined us on Friday, without your kōkua, it would not be possible. Mahalo nui e Wes Kobayashi (Jaydie’s dad), Joey Ragocos (Aizynn’s dad), Keala Keli’iho’omalu (Kamakani’s mom), Mindy Yagin (‘Aleki’s mom) and Shannon-Dee Schutz (Zoey’s dad). **Does your ‘Ohana have any kupuna who would love to share their mo’olelo with our keiki, let me know:)
Math: We continue to work with 10’s and 20’s. We focus on using 5 and 10 structures to compose and decompose numbers. Having keiki know that 5 and 10 are important landmark numbers will help them develop an understanding of place value.
Reading: Students are working on various skills to improve reading fluency and comprehension. Students are put into reading groups and strategies are selected according to their reading level needs. When you read with your keiki, start toning in to their personal strengths and weaknesses. For students that may still be sounding out many of their words, we practice the strategy of looking for words that “repeat”, meaning that at their level, the text will often repeat words and the words will be seen throughout the story, they are also encouraged to use the illustration to support their reading. As keiki develop, we want them to move out of “robot” reading and really focus on fluency; blending sounds and chunking sounds when reading. For those keiki that are really fluent readers, comprehension is their goal, working on making sense of the text and story.
Spelling list: 1) by, 2) words, 3) but, 4) not, 5) sick, 6) kick, 7) brick, 8) stick
Specials this Week: Monday: Science, Tuesday: Music/Library, Wed.: Hawaiian, Thurs.: PE/Hawaiian, Fri.: Hawaiian/Music
This Friday is Aloha Wear Day!