Book # 26 Junie B., First Grader: Aloh-ha-ha
Book # 26 Junie B., First Grader: Aloh-ha-ha








Junie B.’s got BIG NEWS! Really BIG NEWS! She’s going on vacation with her parents to   . . . HAWAII ! It is a real Pair-o-Dice! But wait, does she actually have to do school work while she’s on vacation? Because children do not actually like to mix those two items. But Mr. Scary puts Junie B. on assignment for Room One as their official photojournalist. And that’s different. That’s important. Of course, there are grouchy ladies on airplanes, and things that don’t quite fit, not to mention attacking birds and scary eels! Maybe Hawaii isn’t exactly a real Pair-o-Dice after all!


Home- To- School Connection

Junie B. learns that aloha means both “hello” and “goodbye” in the Hawaiian language. She also learns these other common words from Hawaii:

  • Mahalo (ma-ha-lo) means “thank you”
  • Ohana (o-ha-na) means “family”
  • Wahine (wa-hee-nay) means “woman”
  • Mano means “shark
  • Keiki (kay-ee-kee) means both “baby” and “child”


Have your child write each word and its pronunciation on the front of index cards. On the back, have him write the definition and draw a picture that will help them remember the meaning. He can practice his new Hawaiian words with a friend.

Class Activity


·           Children do worksheet KWL Hawaii Style and then glue into notebook upon completion.

·           Writing Prompt- Where would you want to go on vacation and why?

·           Extra Credit- Turtle Time worksheet for 5 extra tickets. usw this link: