The Heart of Haleʻiwa
January 14, 2022 Volume II Issue X
In this Issue...
- Happy New Year!
- Preschool: Gingerbread Men and Houses
- EOEL: Weather
- Kindergarten: Tie Dye Shirts & Garden Update
- First Grade: Butterfly Garden & Kaiaka Park
- Second Grade: Pen Pals & Art Corner
- Third Grade: Zero Waste Station
- Literacy Corner: Hawaii Reads Q2 winners
- Congratulations Cane Fires!
- STEM Fest
- Kākou Connection January 2022 by Mrs. Nakamura
New Year by Mrs. Terada aka Ms. Santos
This semester, we would like to highlight some of the bright spots at our school and focus in our classrooms. At times, we get bogged down on all the craziness that COVID brings that we tend to overlook the amazing work that our students and teachers are doing at our beautiful little school.
For this newsletter, we asked our Lower Grade Teachers (Preschool to 2nd grade) to share some exciting things that they are doing in class. We have included pictures and a few videos that show the awesome work that our students are participating in that make learning fun!
Our upper grades will be featured in our next newsletter, so be on the lookout in a couple weeks for that new edition. We also wanted to take this time to thank all of our families for their continued support and generosity during this year. We are so glad that we are in this together! Haleʻiwa Elementary has been going strong for 150 years, let's keep it going for 150 more.
Preschool: Gingerbread Men and Houses
by Mrs. Nakagawa
The preschool explored Christmas decorations and their significance, literacy books were read. Each child made gingerbread ornaments and their own edible gingerbread man and house.
by Mrs. Tauanuu
In the photos attached you will see we created rain out of tin foil, microphones from toilet paper rolls, thermometers from popsicles sticks, and even remote controls from cardboard and buttons! It has been so amazing seeing their creations! We will be using these props in our pretend centers "weather station" to allow them to pretend and act out the role of a meteorologist! We also discussed the different types of weather we have here in Hawaii and created a backdrop of the islands in which the students helped label each island name. Can't wait for our center to come to life, as the students are very excited!
Kindergarten: Tie Dye Shirts & Garden Updates
by Ms. Brooks
by Ms. Mori
1st Grade: Butterfly Garden & Kaiaka Park
by Mrs. Lee
2nd Grade: Pen Pals
by Mrs. Kauffman
by Ms. Onek
Third Grade: Zero Waste Station
by Mrs. Felz
Congratulations, Hawaii Reads Quarter 2 and Winter Break Winners!
Participating readers earn badges representing the diverse foods, activities, and environment in Hawaiʻi with book reviews and completing fun activities with their ʻohana, all centered around reading. All participants are also entered into a random prize drawing at the end of each challenge.
Congratulations to the following students for our Quarter 2 challenge:
- Gr. 4 - Rainier is our top reader, logging in 1710 minutes
- Gr. 2 - Zoe earned the most badges (22) during
- Gr. K - Maleko is our top lower grade reader, logging in 665 minutes
- Gr. 1 - Everest is our random drawing winner
Congratulation to the following students for our Winter Break challenge:
- Gr. 5 - Stryker is our top upper grade reader
- Gr. 2 - Justina is our top lower grade reader