Week of Oct. 29 – Nov. 2

End of Trimester 1: Trimester 1 ended last week Friday. I am working on progress reports and students are currently working on their ePortfolio that they will be presenting to you at Student-Led Conferences in two weeks. Progress reports are expected to come home on Tuesday, Nov. 13, so that ‘ohana may  review prior to conferences. Please make sure to sign up for a conference time via sign up genius. Here are the links below.

‘Ohana Survey: Please check your keiki’s folder today. I have included an ‘ohana survey that I would kindly appreciate your kōkua to complete:). I have also included a QR code in case you would rather complete survey digitally.
Halloween Events and Parade: I have sent an attachment of the flyer concerning Halloween parade via email. Please make sure your keiki does not come dressed in their Halloween costume. Please send costume to school with them and they will change into costume after lunch. Prior to parade starting at 12:45, keiki will be enjoying Halloween activities in our classrooms and pod area from 11:30-12:30. Mahalo to you, ‘ohana, for taking your time to come, set up, and manage this amazing event for our keiki. It wouldn’t be possible without your kōkua and aloha.
Water Bottles: Please don’t forget to bring in water plastic reusable water bottles. These will be used on huaka’i days. Please label with your keiki’s name. These will not be used for daily use in class.
Reading in the papa 1: Throughout the first trimester, our keiki have been working hard at reading independently in order to build their stamina. My goal has been to build reading fluency within emergent readers and build comprehension with proficient readers. For many of our keiki, a big goal is to read in chunks then phrases. For some, I am working at breaking the habit of sounding out each letter of a word when approaching unknown words by working on blends, digraphs, word families, and identifying words that repeat. For students that are reading fluently, we work on comprehension. Identifying story characteristics and being able to retell using detail. When at home, please support your keiki and have them read aloud to you.
IXL for Homework: Beginning this Thursday, iPads will be coming home for students to work on IXL. IXL homework goals will be written in your keiki’s planner, student goals is to achieve 80% or better. If IXL homework is complete, students may use iPad to read on Raz Kids and work on Prodigy. Please make sure that iPads come back to school on Friday.
Makahiki: We have been invited to participate in Makahiki activities up at the high school next week Wednesday, Nov. 7. More details to come…
Spelling List: word family -ob
1) there, 2) use, 3) each, 4) job, 5) rob, 6) knob, 7) slob, 8) throb
Specials: Monday: PE/ Hawaiian, Tuesday: Hawaiian/Music, Thursday: Hawaiian/PE, Friday: Hawaiian/Art

Week of Oct. 22 – Oct. 26

Huaka’i this Wednesday: We will be visiting Kumuola this Wednesday. Please have your keiki wear their “E Ola Nō” t-shirt or any Kamehameha School logo t-shirt with uniform shorts. If your keiki has neither shirts, have him/her wear a blue school polo. No chaperones needed on this trip.

Water Bottle Request: With the amount of huaka’i we do, I’d like to ask ‘Ohana if it is possible to purchase a simple reusable water bootle that would be used during huaka’i. Please label with your keiki’s name and turn in to school. Deadline: Friday, Nov. 2, 2018


End of Trimester 1: Thursday is the end of Trimester 1. Student Led Conferences are scheduled to happen on Nov. 15-16.

IXL Math: Beginning Nov. 1 and every Thursday, students will have IXL for homework. I will send home iPads with students on Thursdays and iPads needs to be returned on Friday. IXL assignments will be written in planners. Any questions, please let me know.

TFK (Time For Kids): Last week, I sent home TFK magazines for students to read and get familiar with. I will be sending home TFK magazines for students to read and share with ‘ohana. We use TFK as a teaching tool to familiarize our keiki with informational text. We will do various activities using TFK in class and periodically, keiki will have homework attached to TFK.

Spelling List: 1) when, 2) your,  3) said, 4) pop, 5) mop, 6) top, 7) hop, 8) drop

Specials this week: Monday: Hawaiian/Art, Tuesday: Science, Thursday: Music/Library

*Aloha Wear Day on Thursday

*No school for students this Friday, Faculty Workday



Week of Oct. 1 – Oct. 5

Fall Break: Fall break is next week. Students return to school on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Please have a safe, restful and fun break.

Book Fair: Annual Book Fair started last week Friday. Our class will visit fair on Monday, 8:30-9:15. They will each get to choose a book, mahalo nui to our PTO for sponsoring a book for every student. Fair continues throughout the week.

Concert Performance: On Wednesday, our keiki will attend a concert performance at Lunalilo. The Zodiac Trio will perform and is brought to us by the Hawaii Concert Society. They will perform, “What and Why Music, and Peter and the Wolf”.

Ha’awina Ho’iho’i: Mahalo nui for all your support concerning daily homework. Keiki are showing more independence  in their work and personal kuleana concerning homework. Continue to encourage them to work with focus and encourage them to work independently. Please make sure  your keiki reads daily and completes their book log daily.

Digital Citizenship: Our papa 1 has been having digital citizenship classes with Kumu Kaulana. Digital Citizenship is important for our keiki in regards to taking care of iPads and proper use of iPads.

Specials this Week: Monday; Hawaiian/PE, Tuesday; Art, Thursday; Science, and Friday; Music/Library.

Spelling List for this Week: 1) what, 2) all, 3) were, 4) we, 5) hot, 6) pot, 7) not, 8) lot