Sunday, February 27, 2011
The Principal's Book of the Month (March/April) is "Amazing Grace" by Mary Hoffman and illustrated by Caroline Binch. Grace is amazing indeed! She has boundless imagination and loves to act them all out. When her class plans a production of Peter Pan, Grace knows she wants to play the lead. Classmates tell her she can't do the role.
A saddened Grace relates the day's events to her mother and grandmother. They tell her she can be anything she wants to be, if she puts her mind to it. Inspired by a weekend ballet performance by a Trinidad dancer, Grace's indomitable spirit is renewed. She auditions for the part of Peter Pan. She shines during her audition and wins the lead, hands down!
The IB Learner Profile which is demonstrated is being a risk taker, thinker and inquirer. The IB attitude which is highlighted is enthusiasm.
Friday, February 18, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Keone`ula Elementary would like to thank the Joint Venture Education Forum (JVEF), A Partnership of the Military Community & Hawaii Public Schools, for the opportunity to apply for various grants. Last year, we applied for the JVEF Curriculum grant and was awarded this grant. The funds will be used for professional development of teachers in the International Baccalaureate Program. We appreciate the military's support in our schools and well as their service to our country.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Don't forget the Spring Fundraiser will be on Saturday, February 19, 2011 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. This will be the only pick-up date. All items not picked up will be donated to charity. There will be no refunds! If you would like to volunteer for the Spring Fundraiser please contact Charol Danielson, PCNC at 689-1380.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Reminder -4th and 5th grade parents don't forget to submit your School Quality Survey. You can mail the survey or submit the survey back to the school. If you have any questions you can contact Ms. Obra, Vice Principal.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
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Thursday, February 3, 2011
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Hassan, a recent immigrant from
Somalia, is homesick on his first day of school in . Though, the teacher is nice and the children are friendly, adjusting to a new culture, especially a different language, is a struggle. When the teacher distributes art supplies, Hassan discovers a way to communicate and is able to share his story about his life in America and his hope for the future through pictures. Somalia
Why do you think Hasaan’s choice of colors for his pictures change over the course of the story? Does the change reflect his gradual adjustment to or acceptance of his new home?
Grade 1 students will be reflecting on their prior experiences. They will also be reflecting on the following questions: Do they know family or friends who have had to adjust to a new culture? What kinds of things do they think someone like Hassan has had to learn? If a student is new to
was it difficult to adapt to a new school and to new classmates? Keoneula Elementary School