"Trains and Boats and Planes”

The themes and concepts listed may not be presented in any particular order or on

 a designated day during the month.



and Talking




Arts and Music

General Knowledge and Problem Solving


Who is Martin Luther King, Jr?


Counting from 1-20

(4 yr. olds)

Counting to 50

(5 yr. olds).




What month is it?

What year is it? 

How did you celebrate the New Year?  

Name common 2D and 3D objects 


Pig Grows Up

When is your birthday?


 Tell about something you enjoyed doing during your Winter Break?

Describe the position of an object



"Hokey Pokey"

(body parts) 


What is Shariing?
What can you bring? What can you say about it?

Baby Animals

Do they look like their parents?

Follow direction language


The Hungry Caterpillar

What did you look like when you were a baby?

Do you look like your parents?

 Do plants grow and change?

Compare objects using -er and -est 


 "Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes"

How have you changed?

(enter height on our chart)

Holidays/No School:

       Professional Development Day for Teachers     January 8, 2019

       Martin Luther King, Jr. Day                January 21, 2019

Special Events:

            First Day Back from Winter Break            January 9, 2019

            Kahala Keiki Carnival                                                                  January 25, 2019   

            Waikiki Aquarium                                                                          January 31, 2019                                                                                                                             

I am a certificated Teacher for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired with a B.S. in Speech Pathology and Audiology from the University of Hawaii and an M.A. in Communicative Disorders: Education of the Deaf from the California State University in Fresno.  Our class serves the deaf and hearing-impaired students in the Honolulu District from Preschool to Grade 5. Our students have bilateral hearing losses and communicate using only speech.  I am fortunate to have the assistance of Mrs. Shirley Remular, my Educational Paraprofessional, who has a degree in Early Childhood Education.  We have worked together for 28 years and believe our teamwork will move each of our students to success!



At Kahala Elementary School, the oral/aural approach to teaching the deaf and hearing impaired is used. We believe that that deaf and hearing impaired children are best served by instruction in lip-reading, in maximum use of residual hearing (through amplification and auditory training), and in articulation to improve speech. Natural gestures, rather than any type of sign language, are used. The goal is to have the child mainstreamed into the general education population after being supported to reach his or her potential in the oral deaf or hard of hearing special education program.


In order for the student to achieve success in his or her education, it is essential to have:

  • Parent involvement
  • Appropriate amplification
  • Consistent speech training
  • Appropriate language instruction
  • Multisensory experiences

I welcome your participation and questions regarding how to help your child using the oral/aural approach.