Kūpuna Tales

May 20th, 2014 by tinakamo

Screen Shot 2014-05-20 at 3.52.30 PM Wanna listen to some tales about our kūpuna?  We created these “Little Bird Tales” after interviewing our kūpuna.  Take a listen.  How?  Just click anywhere on the above photo and it will bring you to another photo with heart “tags” on each studentʻs picture.  Click on the appropriate heart tag, then click “play” and listen away.  Mahalo to all of our kūpuna! We love you!

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May 19th, 2014 by tinakamo

Thank you to Mrs. Kutsunai for coordinating and Chef Frady for leading our tour of Kalama Kitchen and Dining Hall. What an adventure! Tell them what you thought about it…

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Keeping in touch with Ms. Michaela

January 25th, 2014 by tinakamo

What a blessing it was to have Ms. Michaela join our ʻohana! She shared her smiles, her hugs, her stories of snow, and most of all, her aloha. Even though she won’t be in our classroom for the rest of the year, we can “talk story” with her on the blog. Ready, set, go!

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Mahalo Uncle Ray!

January 9th, 2014 by tinakamo

Santa delivered such a wonderful surprise to our gym, but Uncle Ray put it all together for us. What messages do you have for him?

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‘Ohia Wishing Tales

November 20th, 2013 by tinakamo


Today we were fortunate to see an amazing performance by ‘Ohia Productions! They shared wishing tales from China, Hungary and India. What is your response to the performance? Do you have any connections, questions or opinions? Pick one of the tales and tell us what you think the big idea was. What is your evidence to support your big idea?

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Aloha, Megan!

October 29th, 2013 by tinakamo

On Monday, 10/28 Megan joined our ‘ohana and we presented her with Mele Ho‘okipa and a lei. How do you feel about Megan joining Papa Wauke? Do you have any questions for her? Tell us what you are thinking.

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Fall Break Happenings

October 3rd, 2013 by tinakamo


What are you doing while you’re on break? Are you having fun, are you relaxing, are you trying something new? Tell us all about it!

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Aloha Anuhea

September 20th, 2013 by tinakamo


Let’s keep in touch with Anuhea! We can tell her all about what we’re learning and she can tell us about her adventures at her new school. Ready! Set! Go!

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Molasses Investigation

September 18th, 2013 by tinakamo


We’ve been experimenting with molasses since Monday. What surprised you? What do you wonder about? What new thinking do you have about the molasses spill in Honolulu?

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1st Grade Mana‘o

September 9th, 2013 by tinakamo


Wow! Can you believe weʻve been in 1st grade for an entire month now? What are your opinions about 1st grade so far? Tell us what you think…

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Surfin’ with Raymi

May 27th, 2012 by tinakamo

Raymi and her family are headed for a new adventure in California. Let’s keep in touch. Raymi, we’ll keep you posted on the surf here in Hawai’i, you tell us what’s going on in California! =)

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100 Chart Exploration

April 25th, 2012 by tinakamo

We’ve been exploring the 100 chart as a tool for math. What are some things you noticed about the 100 chart? How can you use it to solve problems? If you had to find the sum of 34 and 55, how would you use a 100 chart? Provide details.

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Feeling Fishy?

April 24th, 2012 by tinakamo

Look at these pictures that Mrs. Kutsunai took when we visited the Waikiki Aquarium last week. Tell us about the experience. What did you see? What did you learn? What surprised you? What do you wonder about?

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Spring Breaking…

April 3rd, 2012 by tinakamo

Yesterday we talked about some things we did during our Spring break. Please share some of the highlights or special memories from your break here.

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He Is Risen!

March 15th, 2012 by tinakamo

Yesterday we talked about the meaning of Easter. What do you think is important to remember about Easter? Tell us about something new you learned.

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