Room 9

November 10, 2016

Today the children learned about the process of wheat: from farm to flour. We learned that the grain is taken to the mill to be grounded into flour. After a virtual tour of a Flour Mill, children enjoyed a breakfast favorite made with flour, PANCAKES! 

September 12, 2016

Today, in Room 9 we talked about different types of FAMILIES and how they differ from our own. We discussed the idea of ‘extended families’ and made comparisons. We discovered ways we contribute as a member of a family. Most of the children considered their pets as much a part of their family as their parents and siblings! We all come from unique backgrounds and experiences and embrace our differences.

Today, we worked on painting our family tree. Children traced their arm and hand on brown paper. Then they cut out their traced hand to represent the trunk of the tree. The children used green paint to make the leaves of their trees. We will add family members by writing their names on hearts and pasting them to our trees tomorrow. 

October 21, 2015

 We had such a busy day today! One of Room 9’s chickens is laying eggs! The children have voiced their interest in taking them home to eat! Ken took the first one home and shared that he had his egg boiled and it was “yummy!”

During chapel, our class shared the story of how shepherds take care of all their sheep. God and Jesus is our shepherd and we are His sheep. We practiced very hard on our songs and performed it for the school! Mahalo to everyone for your support!


September 30, 2015

Today we worked on finishing our Grandparents Day guest leis. We will be meeting our guests on Friday with a lei and a brief tour. Ms. Butin also taught us a couple of songs to sing for the big day. We also got to visit the school library for the first time! Ask your child what a book place holder is, and what it’s used for.


September 4, 2015

The thunder and lightning we witnessed stirred up a lot of questions about the unusual weather we’ve been having.  We dove into our library for books on stormy weather and learned a few fun facts about thunder and lightning. 

We also read a book called, “How Full Is Your Bucket for Kids” by T. Rath and M. Reckmeyer. Through the story of a little boy named Felix, this book explains to children how being kind not only helps others, it helps them too.

August 27, 2015

Today we spent time learning about each other and finding things we have in common. We also got to know the routines of the classroom and familiarizing ourselves with the classroom materials.  We reunited with old friends and even made some new friends, creating a positive and welcoming environment for everyone. Check out the photos from our first week of school!


March 3, 2015

Today we went to visit the beautiful Olomana Gardens! The farm had all kinds of animals such as chickens, ducks, horses, and goats and we got to learn a little about each animal. We also talked about sustainability and how the farm uses sustainable food growing systems to help the environment. After our tour, we got to taste homemade lilikoi bars and freshly caught tilapia. Mahalo to our chaperones for coming along the adventure!


A special mahalo to the Heahlke ‘Ohana for building us a chicken coop! This will be home to Hot Shot and our soon-to-arrive egg laying hen!