Room 8

September 12, 2016

Today during our morning circle, we introduced our Alphabet Book to the class. We will be working on our Alphabet Book throughout the course of the school year, completing each page chronologically starting with the letter "Aa" working our way to letter "Zz". Today we did "Aa is for apple tree.", which the class voted for. The vote was between drawing an alligator, apple tree, or ant farm.

We also introduced/reviewed the primary colors (red, blue, and yellow) with the class by making our own playdough! 

September 7, 2016

Today was our first chapel service of the school year. We listening to Pastor Brandon, Pastor David, and Mrs. Hook shared a special message about being thankful.

During our morning circle we introduced a couple new math activities that are available in our Math Center. We would like to thank Aunty Tonia (Jude's mommy) and Uncle Rocky (Luz-Marie's daddy) for coming in to help out in the classroom during nap time while we were at our faculty meeting. 


March 14, 2016

We started our day practicing for our upcoming chapel performance. Our message will be about relying on Jesus to show us the way. We are very excited to share our message and songs with all of you.

During our work cycle, we painted Easter eggs add to our Spring event bags. We added a variety of colors of tissue paper making all sorts of fun Easter decorations. Some decorations that were created were: a bunny, carrots, flowers, strawberries and other wonderful decorations.

On our lanai, we had a sensory table available that included a couple volcanoes, dinosaurs/animals, pools of water, sand, baking soda and vinegar. The children enjoyed exploring the materials in this center.



March 10, 2015

We couldn't have asked for better weather for our visit to Papahana Kuaola, which means "The Lesson of Lifestyle." Our main purpose of visiting this special place was to see all the different varieties of kalo, to huki e ke kalo (to harvest taro), and to get muddy in the lo'i (wet land taro patch). We had a wonderful time listening to all that Aunty Ahna had to share about the wai which is the source of all life. Each child had the opportunity to  ku'i e ke kalo (pound steamed taro) to make pa'i'ai, what a treat! Pa'i'ai is more a concentrated version of poi and has a longer shelf life. Mahalo to all the chaperones that were able to spend this gorgeous day with us! 



October 1, 2015

Today we had journal and music class which made our day especially busy. It was “free choice” day, where the kids were able to choose whatever they wanted to draw about. We also said goodbye to September and hello to October!


September 30, 2015

It has been a wonderful Wednesday for Room 8! We celebrated Haruko’s birthday with a special visit from her mommy, daddy, and baby sister. We sang Happy Birthday and ate special birthday treats. We also got a new book called, Mix It Up by Herve Tullet, donated by Haruko’s family.
During lunch, we got a special visitor, Ms. Yvette who works at the Church office. Once a month Room 8 will be having a special visitor from the Church come to have lunch with us.

September 24, 2015

Today was an especially exciting day because we took our school pictures! Everyone took individual photos and some friends took group shots with siblings as well. After we had our pictures taken, our photographers, Ms. Allison and Aunty Annie, came to our classroom to do a Room 8 photo. We can't wait to see how the pictures come out!

Our classroom bulletin board is now beautifully decorated with family portraits that the children have drawn and colored. We're excited to show them to you during our Open House!


September 4, 2015

We had quite the eventful day today full of rain, thunder and even lighting. The children had a short recess due to the crazy weather along so we had a dance party to get more of their energy out. This class LOVES dance parties!

August 27, 2015

The children were eager to get started with learning and enjoyed getting familiar with their new environment, classmates, and teachers. We look forward to having a great school year together! Take a look at the photos from our first day of school!


March 5, 2015

Today we learned about Earth and the three layers that make up the Earth, the core, mantle, and crust. To show the children how the layers work, we made the three layers of the Earth out of red yogurt (to represent the core), graham crackers (to represent the mantle) and Oreo cookies (to represent to crust). We first added the yogurt, then we smashed up the graham crackers and Oreo cookies to create the other two layers. It was really yummy and a great way to extend and reinforce learning!





February 19, 2015

Gung Hay Fat Choy! Room 8 celebrated the year of the Ram by wearing red and were treated to a lion dance performance. All the children at CUPS gathered in Parish Hall and listened to the Lion Dancers’ presentation. They explained that the drums and symbols represent the vital organs of the lion and then they performed their dance and collected leisee from the students. Afterwards, we went back to our room and we had our own lion dance. We got to play an instrument  and take turns being the lion dancers.


Chinese New Year is a multicultural event that exposes children to new customs and culture. Through this experience, the children gain respect for things that are different.