Family Letter #7   May 11-15


Aloha Families,

  I hope this email finds you all well. 

  We are getting closer to the end of the year. On May 12 you will be able to pick up your child’s school supplies at the school cafeteria between 10am and 2p. Please use door #2. If you have a sibling in Kindergarten please use door #1. If you miss the pick up date you can pick up your items at the office by May 22. 

 Our last week of school is the week of May 25. Reminder, there is no school on Monday May 25 due to Memorial Day. May 28 is the last day of school for students.


Homework for week #7

I-Ready Reading 45 minutes per week

I-Ready Math 45 minutes per week

  Choice Boards Week # 7

Just for Fun

Nature Walk Scavenger Hunt



Thank you for your support. We could not do this without your support!

Ms Kasai and Ms Dougherty

Grade 1 Teachers 


  April 20-25

 Aloha Families!


  We hope this update finds all of you well!


  We want to thank all of you for your participation and support as we continue with Distance Learning.


  This week Grade 1 Students met in small groups where we focused on Reading and Math skills. We also met in a whole group where students were able to reconnect with their classmates. On Thursday we had Guidance online hosted by Mrs Teruya. If you are not sure of your meeting time please contact your child’s teacher.


   Next week we will be similar to this past week where we will meet in small groups once a week, and whole groups once a week. Thursday Mrs Teyrua will host Guidance.

Homework - Be sure to keep all of your good work in a composition journal, folder, STAR binder or similar and turn it in to your teacher when we meet in person again. Remember we love pictures so we would love it if you would draw or paint a picture. 

I-Ready Reading 45 minutes per week

I-Ready Math 45 minutes per week

Choice Boards: Days 16-20 Week 4


Guidance Homework

Grades K-2

What’s Your Strength


 Before we go, we’d like to leave you with this really cool website. There’s a lot to view here. Students, feel free to write in your journal about an animal you found interesting and why. (I love pictures too!)


  Oh one more thing. I would sincerely like to recognize and thank each of you for your time, participation and support.  We appreciate your kind words and emails. This is new for all of us. Together we will take baby steps and build a foundation for distance learning as we move along.


Let us know if you have questions or if we can help in any other way.


Thank you again,

Ms Kasai and Ms Dougherty,

Dear First Grade Families                                                                                                     April 5,2020
  The first grade teachers look forward to meeting with students online this week. Our office hours, the times we will be available on line are as follows:
Ms Kasai:        M/W/F 8:00 am to 10:00 am  and Tues/Thurs 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Ms Dougherty: M/W/F 9:00 am to 11:00 am and Tues/Thurs 11:00 pm to 1:00pm,
We are also available via email at any time.
Thank you,
Ms Kasai  C2
Ms Dourgherty   C6

Dear First Grade Families,                                                                                                         March 26, 2020


We hope you are all doing well despite such difficult circumstances.  The First Grade teachers have been thinking of you and your children as each day brings new changes to our lives.  When we parted ways before spring break we never imagined things to be altered so drastically. We are aware of the continuous updates from the DOE. Currently, schools will remain closed to students until April 30th 2020 so please remember we will be communicating with you regularly throughout this time through email. (Teacher emails are located at the bottom of this letter).


With regards to our school schedule, we, like you, continue to watch daily state press conferences for updates.  Your child's education is a very high priority for us and we have collaborated as a grade level team to discuss what we can do for them. The DOE has suggested a daily scheduling that your child could follow to provide a more structured time. For the schedule, please follow the provided link below. The following are suggestions to help provide your child with more specific support as they work on their Reading, Math, and Science.

Daily Schedule Days 1-5 

1. First Graders should have a firm foundation on the following skills: 


  • Ask and answer questions about a fiction and nonfiction text.
  • Describe the elements in a story (e.g. beginning middle and end, characters, setting, problem/solution, central message ect.)
  • Know and apply phonics/spelling rules (i.e. phonics/spelling rules from weekly spelling lists such as short vowels, 2-3 letter blends, long vowels, silent letters, etc.) to read and decode words.
  • Identify , write, and apply all letter sounds
  • Identify and write all capital and lowercase letters
  • Use correct capitalization, punctuation and spelling when writing.
  • Produce rhyming words
  • Identify beginning, middle, ending sounds of a word
  • Identify sight words (Fry First 100 Sight Words)


  • Read, write, and count numbers from 0-120
  • Count to 120 by ones and tens
  • Count forward from any given number
  • Add and subtract fluently within 1-20
  • Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems
  • Tell/show how many tens and ones are in a number
  • Determine 10 more and 10 less
  • Determine the missing number in an equation (e.g. 7+ ? =12 , 12- ? = 7)
  • Compare 2-digit numbers using < , > , and  = signs
  • Tell and write time to the hour and half hour

  1. iREADY: Math and Reading Lessons

Please have your child complete at least 1 hour of reading and 1 hour of math OR 2-3 lessons in each subject.Use the QR code (Clever badge) that was sent home with your child before the break.  

If QR code is lost, your child can login using student ID (found on previous progress report cards). 

**Password is your child’s birthdate (MMDDYYYY).

To check for system requirements you can go to

Instructions on how to log in using Clever badge:

Desktop Computer:

Step 1: Go to Clever URL:

Step 2: Click “Clever Badge Log In”

Step 3: allow camera access, scan clever badge

Step 4: Click iReady

Step 5: Choose Reading or Math

iPad Tablet: Please note- ONLY iPad tablet is supported.  

Step 1: Download Clever and iReady app

Step 2: Open Clever app

Step 3: allow camera access, scan Clever badge

Step 4: Tap iReady

Step 5: Choose Reading or Math

  1. SORA- the DOE's online library resource.  
  • Website Link:
  • To log in you will need your child's ID# which can be found under their name on any progress report card, or email your child’s teacher to retrieve your child’s ID#. 

  1. Prodigy - Math
  • Website Link
  • To log in use your child’s Prodigy username and password. Please contact your student’s teacher if you need login information.

  1. Science - Stemscopes

      - Use your clever badge and look for the Stemscopes picture. 

      - Username: child’s first initial followed by last name.

      - Password: webling  

      - Some of these activities will need an adult’s assistance.

Additional Resources:

-Curriculum Associates: Printable At-Home Activity Packs for K-8 math and reading

 -Scholastic: Learn at home with day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.

-Daily STEM: 77 MORE STEM activities for Families (PDF)

-101 FUN Things to do in COVID-19 Isolation

-Storyline Online (YouTube) - Read Alouds by celebrities

- 101 FUN Things to do in COVID-19 Isolation

- GoNoodle - Using the power of movement at home to improve student performance.


You may have heard about the DOE School Food Service Branch Grab-and-go Student Meals providing breakfast and lunch to anyone from 5-18 years old.  The location closest to Webling is Makalapa Elementary. Grab and go breakfast is from 7:30-8:00 A.M. and lunch is from 11:30 A.M.-12:00 P.M.

 Until we are able to meet face to face, please stay safe and well.  Give our love to your child and let them know we look forward to seeing them again when all is safe.    


Thank you for your partnership.  We truly appreciate you. 

Mrs. Kasai, Ms. Dougherty, and Ms. Sadowski 

Sharel Kasai

1st Grade Teacher, room C6

Ciara Dougherty

1st Grade Teacher, room C2

Subrina Sadowski

Special Education Teacher, room A2