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'Ōnohi kau maka,
'E nānā, 'e ho'olohe, ea na'auao, a me na maka o kou mana'o a me pu'u wai.
[Beloved, look, listen and learn with the eyes of your mind and heart.]

Welcome to fourth grade!

Revisit for important and vital announcements and updates.


Every Wednesday, for field studies, School pride and to earn classroom points from the Student Council, wear your Kahala tee shirt.
7:55 a.m. First bell. 8:00 a.m. tardy bell
2:15 p.m. a pau, end of school day. Wednesday, 1:25 p.m.

Routines to maintain at home:
Please visit our Google classroom or check student planners for homework, projects and important notices.
Read to relax your mind, for at least 30 minutes a day.
Log on to, to review and practice math skills, KidBiz for Language Arts skills growth for 2 to 3 times a weeks.
Friday envelope: review, complete, remove and return signed and completed media the following Monday.

Review and follow new "Specials" schedule. Grade 4 is B and E days on the calendar.
Field studies and grade level activities notices will come home. 
Let's have a great 4th grade year.
Imua hou

Recent Posts

Ano ai Quarter 3
We will be preparing for HSA testing, a battery of ELA-reading, writing & comprehension, Mathematics-computational and Science computer tests.  In math, we will cover Modules 7, 8, and 9, covering division, fractions, mass and capacity.  At the onset of each module, a home letter will explain the module's focus, strategies and language.  Please review when your child brings this home.  NGSS, next generation science standards, will focus upon Energy and energy transformation, aka, Physical Science.  Hawaiian Social Studies will cover "ahupua'a".  The ancient Hawaiian community.  Health' focus is Basic Health and Safety Self-management skills.
There will be inquiries and assignments in Google Classroom & Mail, so be sure to check the sites often to keep abreast of what we're doing in the classroom. 
Field studies: Bishop Museum Friday 2.1.19; future dates for He'eia Loko I'a, Kaneohe Fishpond, and Papahanakuaola Lo'i kalo, upland of Kaneohe 'ahupua'a.  Chaperones will be needed for the windward field studies, so please kokua, volunteer. 
'Aina Garden Kokua, Friday, 1.18.19, 2:30-4:30 pm
Pūlama Kāhala, Keiki Carnival, Friday, 1.25.19, changed dismissal time: 1:25 pm, while Wednesday, 1.23.19, dismissal time, 2:15 pm.  
Congratulations to ALL 29E for meeting their AR goals for quarter 2 and for the effort and fervor for the Science Showcase held in December 2019.  
Imua hou as we holua into the final quarters of fourth grade.  Please let me know if you need help or assistance,
Mahalo piha,
J. Charlot Hula Ki'i
Welina, ano ai,
Welcome to 2nd quarter of 4th grade. 
Focus for this quarter is on the Engineering Process for December's Science Showcase.  Please review engineering video links on our Google Classroom site, explaining the engineering process, apart of the NGSS, Next Generation Science Standards.  29E learners are in groups.  We will delve deeper into the scientific method process and the engineering process/focus for their engineering projects for the school wide science showcase.  Parents, please kokua and help your keiki with the design/making of the prototypes (samples of their project solutions, 2 to 3 prototypes) needed.
As a class we will use our understanding of the engineering process to come up with solutions for "sustainability" here in Hawai'i.  The initial brainstorm is to define problems or problematic areas that we see on the islands, for example, traffic, creative uses of solar and wind power, harnessing tidal and wave energy, etc.  Parents, discuss your views with your child so they can bring their brilliant ideas and challenges into the classroom and their work group.  The bottom-line take away is that students understand that they can define a sustainable need and arrive at creative solutions for life here in the islands in the middle of the Pacific, today, right now.  Ultimately, impressing upon these impressionable early learners to begin to think about science careers, STEM and STEAM (A for the Arts, STEM = science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
Math:  moving on to Module 4: Subtraction standard algorithm and common fractions, 5: Multiplication, length, mass and capacity, 6: Multiplication, length and angles of Stepping Stones/Origo
ELA (english language arts): Wonders Unit 2, weeks 1-5; writing genre focus: explanatory essay and personal narrative; the editing process, draft to publishing process
Sciences: NGSS-Plant & Animal Structures, Life Sciences, Engineering Process, Sustainability for Hawai'i
Social Studies: Exploration, migration & settlement SS.4.3.5; Governance, Power & Authority SS.4.4.1; Evaluate the Kapu system of early Hawaiian society
Health: Factors influencing health, analyzing cultural, family and peers health influences
Field Studies: HTY, Hawai'i Theatre for Youth
Please monitor our Google Classroom site for assignments and notices.  Continue doing KidBiz 3 times a week, do all tabs TO the thought question, meet AR goal, monitor and fill-in monthly reading log, read for at least 35 minutes a night.  Take home, homework, assigned as needed or to complete unfinished classroom work.
Parent/Teacher Conferences, week of 10-22 thru 10-26-2018.  
Mahalo piha parents for all that you do for 29E.  
Imua hou
Welina, āloha mai i a oe, keia grade 'eha SY2018-19
Welcome back.  'Olu 'olu oe, please visit often to be updated on 29 E latest trending information.  
Tuesday, August 7, 2018: first day of school
Thursday, August 16, 2018: Kahala School Open House
Friday, August 17, 2018: Holiday, Admission Day
Letter days (Special Classes) begins the second week of school, 8-13-17, 2018.  4th grade letter days are B: Library, Computer, Music; and E: Hawaiian Studies, Art, PE.  Shoes needed for PE, consider sun protection as well.
Communication Friday envelope goes home on Fridays and returns the following Monday with necessary forms signed and completed for the administration office.
Every Wednesday, School Spirit day, please wear Kahala tee shirt for classroom points taken by Student Council.
Learning begins at 7:55 a.m., tardy bell, 8:00 a.m.
School ends at 2:15 p.m. except for Wednesday, 1:25 p.m.
Other details and routines will be posted as we sail ahead into the winds of learning.  
I look forward to be with you on this 4th grade journey.
Imua hou
J. Charlot, Hala Grove, Kahuwai, Hawai'i
Puna paia 'ala i ka hala.  
Puna with walls fragrant with pandanus blossoms.
Puna, Hawai'i is a place of hala and lehua forests.  In olden days, the people would stick the bracts of hala into the thatching of their hourse to bring some of the fragrance indoors.  
'ōlelo no'eau, M.Kawena Pukui