We are slowly getting into the routine of things this week! We started reading, math, and even social studies (Hawaiian studies)! Homework started up too such as the reading logs, reading, and math homework.
Our students took the fall iReady diagnostic this week and showed Miss Carey and I where they are as far as in reading and math. This helps us greatly as we can now see their strengths and where their needs are. During this week of iReady testing, we were able to practice testwiseness, a time that we teach our students what the testing environment looks and sounds like, expectations during testing, do practice tests, and test taking strategies. These are all great things to expose to our keikis so that they know what to expect when SBA and HSA rolls around.
Don't forget that Friday is Statehood day and there is no school. Usually, on field trip days, holidays, or days with no school, there will be no homework. Other than that, Homework is sent home everyday Monday through Friday. Mahalo for signing your child's planners! This shows great support and teamwork from school to home as well as acknowledgement that your child is doing their homework. So far they are doing good with getting it done. Let's keep up this momentum!
It has been a great first week meeting all of our students! We did a lot of TRIBES activities to get comfortable with one another, getting familiar with routines, expectations, and our new bell schedule, as well as starting our FLEXIBLE SEATING! We had a welcome back assembly on Monday our first day back to meet all the teachers and staff here at Ho'okele! So excited to start the new school year with all of you!
*Don't forget if you did not return the beginning of year forms, please do so as soon as possible so that we are able to post pictures on our website and get your keikis rolling on the chromebooks.
**Please continue to bring in supplies as we will need them throughout the year. ESPECIALLY 2 EARBUDS/HEADPHONES for TESTING and INDEPENDENT COMPUTER USE.
Let's have an awesome year!
|Miss Alejandro & Miss Carey
Welcome Parents of E-204! Miss Carey and I would like to invite you to follow our class website, ClassDojo, & weekly blog to see your child's journey in 4th grade. You will find updated pictures, homework, class info, learning experiences, school events, and much more! With your support, kokua (help), and cooperation, we will be able to work together to help your child succeed as well as prepare them for 5th grade.
Just some friendly reminders:
-Continue to bring in supplies this week if you haven't done so yet. We will be sorting through them this week.
-Turn in any beginning of year forms by Friday August 10th
-Please come & support our 4th graders this Friday August 10th. We will be having a Jamba Juice Fundraiser to assist with our upcoming field trip funding.
Feel free to contact Miss Carey or myself if you have any questions. We are excited to have your child in our class this year.! Mahalo!
(Come back and visit our webpage weekly for updates.)