Can you believe it? We have reached the month of March! The first three months into the New Year has been quite eventful and fun at Tūtū and Me Hilo. Throughout this school year, our families have not only been learning and growing in the facilities of Tūtū and Me but out in our community as well. We have explored and enjoyed places such as the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center and our Pana‘ewa Rainforest Zoo.
In January we focused on transportation. Though there are many things that help us transport from one place to another, we focused on one. At ‘Imiloa, our families explored the night sky and learned how astronauts fly to the moon by using a space shuttle. Our keiki geared up as they pretended to be astronauts in space or astronomers observing and exploring the moon, stars and planets. They definitely had a blast!
In the month of February, they also got up and ready for our trip to the Pana‘ewa Rainforest Zoo. As many may know, Hilo isn’t Hilo without a little rain. However, rain or shine our families are troopers and enjoyed the walk through the zoo. After all, it is a “rainforest.” February focuses on bugs—from the cute and pretty to the creepy and icky. One of the main highlights during our zoo trip was the butterfly house. Filled with monarch butterflies, keiki enjoyed seeing the bright orange butterflies fluttering in the air.
As we move on through this exciting school year, they will continue to learn and grow through the world of color and play. Our keiki will also explore and succeed in many wonderful things in the community, their family, and their culture.