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The kindergarten students worked collaboratively to build homes made of various materials that would withstand a hurricane (a.k.a. a fan and a cup of water). If their homes did not survive, they were given the opportunity to modify their houses and re-test them. Come to Kahala's annual Science Showcase next week Wednesday to learn more about their engineering design projects.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
The kindergarten students have been "traveling" around the world learning how different cultures celebrate Christmas. Yesterday, they took a trip to Mexico. Since Mexicans decorate with the poinsettia during the holidays, they created their own red, star-shaped flowers and decorated our classroom. Feliz Navidad!
Congratulations Lucy and Ayvri for placing 1st and 3rd in the kindergarten girls Turkey Trot race!
Warming Up for the Turkey Trot
On Wednesday, Nov. 21st, all Kahala students participated in the annual Turkey Trot. They ran a course around the field and played games. Everyone had a great time.
This video shows the kindergartners warming up for the big race.
Chores at the Mission Houses Museum
At the Mission Houses Museum, the kindergarten students learned that family members had chores to do. The students learned to cooperate with others to lift supplies to the second floor using a pulley system.
Miss Chinese Jaycees, Danicia Honda, read a story about gratitude to the kindergarten students yesterday.
The students in K5 learned about the voting process yesterday. After reading two stories, the students dictated a list of character traits for each "presidential" candidate. Then they went to the voting booth, marked their ballots, and placed it in the ballot box. After all ballots were cast, the results were counted and graphed. Clifford, the Big Red Dog, won!
K5 students became scientists for a day. They measured and observed 6 different pumpkins. After cutting them open, the students counted the number of seeds. They hypothesized that the smallest pumpkin would have the most seeds but their hypothesis was not supported. After looking at the data, the students concluded that weight, height, circumference, color, and number of lines were not good indicators for the most seeds in a pumpkin.
The students and I would like to thank all the parents that volunteered for the various Halloween activities. Your generosity and support helped to make this holiday an exciting one.
The kindergartners had a busy, but fun-filled Halloween. They played Halloween-themed, gross motor games at their mini carnival after lunch, then joined the rest of the school in a parade around campus.
"Driving" the cow train at Waimanalo Farms.
I presented my class with a challenge. If I am extremely thirsty, should I drink from the colored cup or the plastic water bottle? The students worked collaboratively in their small groups to determine which container had the greatest capacity.
The kindergarten students visited Waimanalo Farms. They learned what farms are and that we acquire much of our food from farms. They were able to pet farm animals, take a hayride, "drive" a cow train, and pick a pumpkin. They had such an adventure!
Parent Teacher Conference Week
Parent Teacher Conferences begin Monday, October 22nd and last until Tuesday, Oct. 30th.
School ends at 1:15 p.m. daily.
Since the kindergarten students are learning about Weather Measurement, we made a "homemade" thermometer. The students observed how the liquid rises when placed in a hot/warm environment and how it goes down when in a cool/cold environment.
The students in K5 listened to the fable Jack and the Beanstalk. Then during math class, the students measured the Giant's footprints with connecting cubes and used the direct comparison strategy to find objects that were shorter than, longer than, or the same size as that cube train.