On Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 our school had a Halloween Parade. Almost all the students in our class dressed up and participated in this fun event!
In first and second quarter of this year, we studied plant and animal characteristics. We planted pumpkin seeds to see the life cycle of a pumpkin. The kids took care of their pumpkin seeds so well that the vines almost grew to the piko area of our school! So far we have only had flowers but no pumpkins. I think we need bees...
Our school held a Techy Turkey Trot in November to help raise money to upkeep our technology devices. Our class won a pizza party for the most funds raised and we also had some individual winners in our class! Thank you for your support!
In December, our class, along with Ms. Keliinoi's class had a Gingerbread House making activity to celebrate the holidays. Parents were invited to help their child build and decorate a gingerbread house using a flow map for directions. The students loaded their gingerbread houses with candy and were treated to a surprise visit from Santa! A big mahalo goes out to our wonderful support staff Ms. Higa, Mrs. Yamamoto, Mrs. Tanigawa, and Mr. Yamamoto, cafeteria manager Mr. Hasegawa, PCNC Mrs. Cuajunco, and custodian Mr. Walter, who helped us with planning, coordinating, prepping, picture taking, and clean up! It was an enjoyable event for all!
The students also got to make their own Reindeer stories in class.
Waipahu Plantation Village Field Trip
In January, our first graders went on a field trip to the Waipahu Plantation Village. We learned about the cultural traditions of Chinese New Year and what life was like when different ethnic groups first moved to Hawaii. The students got to dress up in traditional Portuguese, and Japanese clothing, as well as plantation work clothes. They also got to feed fish, blow bubbles using cut bamboo, and participate in a lion dance.
Dr. Seuss/Read Across America Day
During the last week of February, our school had a spirit week honoring Dr. Seuss and Read Across America Day. The students participated by dressing up each day according to a Dr. Seuss book/theme.
On March 8, all students in grades K-5 participated in the school wide Career Day. Speakers were invited to come and share about their jobs to get students interested in thinking about their future careers. The day was planned and organized by our two counselors, Mr. Yamamoto (upper grades), and Mrs. Okamoto (lower grades). Our first graders got to listen to a dentist and police officers. They also got to explore the police motorcycles and police car.