Mid-Pacific Institute: Kindergarten Hitomi

Kindergarten Hitomi

Our New Young Friends

Posted on September 24, 2017

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Previous Classroom Updates

Observing Spaces: How the children interact with the space

Posted on September 17, 2017

For the past 3 weeks, we have taking the children on several observation walks throughout our campus to the bamboo forest, Wailele Spring, KawaiahaŹ»o, in-between the park and baseball field, and behind the administration offices. It was interesting watching the...

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Fifth Grade Buddies: Building A Special Relationship

Posted on September 10, 2017

I know every year is special, but this year is an amazing group of Fifth Graders. I can still picture them in Kindergarten and remember how much fun and well they bonded with their buddy. So I wasn't surprised during...

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How Beginning Writing Works

Posted on September 3, 2017

In the Writing handout and during Open House, we explained the writing process, topics of writing, and writing stages. One thing that we didn't share were the steps that the children go through before drawing/writing. Before jumping into the writing...

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Our First Week of Share

Posted on August 27, 2017

When you hear your children talk about "sharing," they are talking about a specific time of the day when students bring an item of importance to school that each child explains. Sharing is a wonderful opportunity for the children to...

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We Are One!

Posted on August 20, 2017

What an amazing first week and Open House! It seems that the children have easily transitioned into their new school and our Kindergarten community. They were quite comfortable with each other on their first day of school. Many remembered each...

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End-of-Year Conference

Posted on May 21, 2017

Thursday and Friday was a wonderful two days of celebration and expressing how much the children have grown throughout the year. We were all amazed at how much the children have grown both socially and academically. The most important...

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Preparing for Conferences

Posted on May 14, 2017

I can't believe the children are preparing for the end of the year conference/portfolio. For the past two to three weeks, the children have been busy selecting pieces from their math, writing, inquiry folders, and a "just right" book to...

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