We had an amazing time at Sea Life Park! First we went to the Touch Pool. We were able to see and touch sea creatures like the Cushion starfish and the sea urchin in its natural habitat. The most exciting part of our field trip was the Turtle Feed because we had an opportunity to feed the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle (honu in Hawaiian) pieces of celery and broccoli. We learned that the male honu have long, thick tails and female honus have short ones. We also had the opportunity to touch juvenile sea turtles! Afterward, we went to the Hawaiian Ocean Theater to learn about dolphins and watch them perform awesome tricks in the water! There was even a penguin! We ended the day by having lunch and watching the sea lion show. Thank you to all the chaperones who came with us to Sea Life Park. We all had an awesome day at Sea Life Park!
We had an awesome time at the No More Mr. Bad Wolf Opera! We learned that an opera is a musical play in which actors act and sing their words. We loved the change of scenery and the props that were used in the opera. It was fun to see how Mr. Bad Wolf learned that it's better to be good than bad!
We spent Halloween Eve making bat and jack-o-lantern puppets with our big buddies! We also sang the Five Little Jack-o-lanterns song for them - motions and everything! We love spending time with our big buddies!
Zumba, bouncy houses, and relay races! Oh what fun we had with our friends at Tiger Trek! We can't wait for next year!
Ms. Ikehara took us to the Farmer's Market to help us understand the difference between a buyer and a seller. We learned that the buyer is the person that pays money (or uses a credit card) to acquire products, such as fruits and vegetables. The seller is the person selling the product. The seller takes our money and we get the product. We enjoyed shopping for fruits and vegetables at the Farmer's Market!
We had an awesome time at the Manoa Fire Station! We learned that firefighters keep our community safe by putting out fires and teaching kids about fire prevention and safety. One of the things we learned was to stop, drop, and roll if our clothes catch on fire. We also learned never to play with matches and to call 911 in an emergency. Firefighters wear "turnout gear" to protect themselves from fire. A special suit protects their bodies against heat up to 500 degrees fahrenheit and hard helmets and boots protect their heads and feet from falling objects. Air tanks and masks are required when entering a smoky building to help them breathe. Firefighters wear an alarm on their body in case they stop moving. The alarm alerts the other firefighters that their friend might be in trouble. Tools like the ax, bolt cutter, and saw help firefighters do their job. The most exciting part of the field trip was shooting water from a real fire hose! We appreciate these kind and brave community helpers!
"Up the ladder, down the ladder, one by one. My name is _______!" Mr. Ho teaches us a song to introduce ourselves. We also learn to keep a beat by clapping our hands and marching. We love to sing Here We Are Together and Eia Makou! We can't wait for our next music class!
Makua Temanaha teaches us colors and directional words in Hawaiian. To help us remember our color and other Hawaiian words, we sing songs. Makua shows us how the ti leaf can be worn in a variety of ways. We learned that "aloha" can mean hello, good-bye, or I love you. Aloha!
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