Basketball Teams

What a beautiful day we had today. All of our friends played well together. We even shared our bubbles and formed basketball teams. Everyone had a spot on a team and we cheered for all of our friends. We are still practicing our colors. We put blue and yellow paint in a baggie. Oh my, did you know when you mush the blue and yellow together you get green paint? We were all so amazed!!!! The Honu class began working on our shape book today. Color, matching, and finding where the shapes belong was so much fun. This is the last day for our Winter theme. We reviewed snow, rain, clouds, polar bears, penguins, and everything else we learned about winter. Wow!! We sure learned lots!

Please remember to send pictures (copies-not originals – we will be cutting them up!!) of your Ohana for next month’s theme. Remember aunties, uncles and animals are a part of our Ohana too!

Class Name: Honu

Well, we had another GREAT day here at Alaka’i Academy! We had our real Fire Drill practice today. Absolutely none of my friends were scared. We were quiet as a mouse while walking to the stage at the International Marketplace (this is on the Kohala side of the school.) Our teachers were soooo proud of us!!! Did I ever mention that our class has a name? We are the Honu’s which means turtle in Hawaiian! Our class continues to work on numbers 1-10 as well as the colors red, blue, yellow and green. Our teachers have introduced the basis shapes of square, rectangle, triangle, and circle. A few of my friends are also working on hexagons, ovals, and octagons. We will be looking in our classroom and outside for some of these shapes. My teachers would love for you to point out any of the shapes you may see when we are out and about together!

All of the two year olds have a free choice time where we select any in-class activity we would like to do. My teachers are amazed when we usually select the “Barrel-of- Monkeys”. One hand holds onto our seat while the other hand picks up the monkeys with tongs and/or tweezers! What great practice for holding our pencils!

Fire Drill – Diary

Well, we had another GREAT day here at Alaka’i Academy! We had our real Fire Drill practice today. Absolutely none of my friends were scared. We were quiet as a mouse while walking to the stage at the International Marketplace (this is on the Kohala side of the school.) Our teachers were soooo proud of us!!! Did I ever mention that our class has a name? We are the Honu’s which means turtle in Hawaiian! Our class continues to work on numbers 1-10 as well as the colors red, blue, yellow and green. Our teachers have introduced the basis shapes of square, rectangle, triangle, and circle. A few of my friends are also working on hexagons, ovals, and octagons. We will be looking in our classroom and outside for some of these shapes. My teachers would love for you to point out any of the shapes you may see when we are out and about together!

All of the two year olds have a free choice time where we select any in-class activity we would like to do. My teachers are amazed when we usually select the “Barrel-of- Monkeys”. One hand holds onto our seat while the other hand picks up the monkeys with tongs and/or tweezers! What great practice for holding our pencils!

Handsfree!

Oh my, how it rained today! We were not able to go out to the play court so we played group games in the main room. Does anyone remember “Duck, Duck, Goose”?   We had a good time discussing the clouds and how hard they try to hold water but when they get too full – down falls the rain! We are becoming so good at using the tongs for our Barrel – of – Monkeys that the teachers no longer need to hold our opposite hands! Some of us can twist our tongs with one hand and pick up two monkeys! Numbers 1-5 are still a little difficult for most of us so we practice finding the numbers in our classroom. We count 5 books, 5 students, 5 fingers and everything we can find in groups of five. Many thanks to our families that help us practice at home! Remember, we will be moving from our” Winter” theme to “Ohana” on February 3rd. We talked a little about Ohana today and the students were so excited to share the names of the people important to them! We are all looking forward to sharing the pictures the students will be bringing to school!

Math and Colors

What a fun day. In math we are working on one-to-one correspondence with the numbers 1-5. Some of us can count all the way to 15 so we are learning what the numbers represent. We get so excited (actually our teachers are the ones that get excited!) when we recognize the number “one” on our bear is the same as “one” plastic bear!! We are learning the colors red, blue, yellow, and green. We are finding those same colors all over our school and even outside! How amazing is that?!

Oh my, how we love to sing and dance! Ask me to sing our “Morning Song” or “I’m a Little Teapot” and I bet I can make you smile! We used tongs to pick up monkeys from our “Barrel of Monkeys”. We all had a little trouble until our teachers held our opposite hand. After that, we were experts at using the tongs!

Teachers asked us to remind parents to send a toothbrush and tooth paste if they haven’t already done so. We love to stand at the sink like big kids to brush after eating!