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Family Memoirs

It is a new school year and we have a new group of Aloha Keiki Bloggers.  To start the year, we learned about Hawaii’s Plantation Times and how the different immigrant groups who came to work on the sugar plantations, helped to create Hawaii’s unique local culture.  In writing, we learned about the power of writing.  People and places change, but memories stay the same.  Writing helps us to remember and record these special memories.  Below are some of our favorite memories with our loved ones.


Great Grandma

Written By:  Ashton 

When I was 4 years old Grandma would play games with me. I was so hot as if I was sizzling on a pan.

“Let’s play games!” Grandma said.

“That sound like fun,” I replied to Grandma.

We decided to play tag.  Grandma did not know how to play tag. Even though Grandma didn’t know what she was doing, every minute with Grandma made me feel good.   I was glad she got to spend time with me.

When we were done playing, l wondered to myself how Grandma got all of her energy.    I Love you Grandma!!!  

Sadly, Grandma died.  I really miss her.  Sometimes I see her in my dreams.  Thank you for everything you have done for me.  

Target With Dad

Written By:  Kousei 

Dad would take me to a shop and buy me toys. This made me happy. Also he would help me practice a game and Dad would let me win. Sometimes Dad would go hard on me when I got good at playing the game.

One day I went to Target.   A smile was on my face It was as if  my heart was going out of my chest.

“I will buy you a toy,” Dad told me.

“Thank you,”  I replied.  

Dad grabbed his money and he bought a game for me.

I quickly opened my Mario Kart cd and I  played the game. As I played the game, I thought  how lucky I am that my dad bought toys for me.

At the end, I had a wonderful time. I am so thankful  for all the times I had with dad and I learned that family comes first.  I will always remember these moments when I grow up.  I love you Dad.  Thanks for all the work you did for me and help.  I can’t wait to play with you again.


Going to the Hospital With Daddy

Written By:  Kayla 

It was one spring night when Daddy and I were in the waiting room of the hospital.  Not that much people were there.  I was surprised by how empty it was.

My heart was pounding boom, boom, boom.  The hospital was so cold like I was in a freezer.  It was as if my stomach was up on my chest.

“It hurts so bad!” I cried

“It’s ok Kayla” Dad replied as he pulled me in a hug.  I quickly cried into my daddy’s shoulder.  

Then I got checked out by the doctor.  Daddy held my hand the whole time.  As I laid down on the the hospital bed, I thought to myself how Daddy is the best ever. Daddy makes me feel safe.

At the end, I felt much better. Then I went home. Thank you Daddy for all of your love and support.  Your strong arms make me feel safe. I will take care of you when you and I get old.

Going To A Restaurant

Written By:  Taylor 

Mom and I would go to different places to spend the day with each other. When she smiles and laughs at me, it makes me laugh, too.  I am so lucky to have her because she makes me special. When I tell jokes and make funny and weird sounds, she would laugh.She’d laugh so hard she gets watery eyes.

It was late one Saturday night soon after Easter, when my mom and I were going out to dinner.  There were utensils ringing and vibrating like cow bells ringing. The waiters were talking non stop.

There was a smile on my face. I was giggling so much I had a hard time breathing!

“What did the scientist say when they found bones on the moon?”  I asked.

“I don’t know,” Mom replied as she ate her noodles.

“The cow didn’t make it,” I replied as I slowly dipped my Chicken Katsu into my bbq sauce. Then I took a bite and commented, “Delicious.” I loved it so much I ate 3 more pieces in 1 minute. As I ate my dinner, I wondered how does my mom have so much energy?  

Finally Mom and I were done eating. I am so thankful for all the time with Mom. Without Mom I would not be here right now. I will always spend the day with you Mom. Thank you for your support and love.  I love you no matter what. I love you.


4 thoughts on “Family Memoirs

  • What a wonderful project ! I enjoyed reading these memoirs from these very talented keiki bloggers!

  • Wow! It’s so exciting to read your first blog post. The love for your families comes shining through in your writing. Thank you for sharing!
    Mrs. Ching

  • So amazing what these writers have been working on and to see here being on the 1st blog…totally amazed and so proud of them all.
    Great job guys…keep up the good work!

  • I’ve loved reading all the class’s stories. Each one is so special. Great writing and use of describing words for feelings!!


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