On Sunday afternoon, I had the amazing opportunity to go aboard Hikianāli'a and meet the crew. I received this experience because I said "yes" to a fabulous teacher and crew member, Ms. Enriquez and wanted to help with Hikianāli'a's arrival. Uncle Shawn took Ms. Enriquez, Delaney, Auntie Jen and I out on his boat out of Lahaina Harbor to greet Hikianāli'a and take the crew to shore. When we approached Hikianāli'a, Uncle Archie Kalepa asked us to come aboard the canoe and we gladly took the offer. She was radiating with knowledge and positive energy and carried different cultures she has attained by traveling the Pacific. On the canoe, we got to see where Ms. Enriquez slept every night for her 5 week voyage around Samoa and the amazing features Hikianāli'a entails. I got to hold the steering oar and felt its power of directing the canoe throughout the sea. Every foot of the canoe was cared for and had a specific purpose in each journey it went through.
After that amazing experience, we went back to shore and witnessed the beautiful Hawaiian protocol to Hikianāli'a's crew and their families, respecting them and the voyage they had just undergone. Being on Hikianāli'a made the dream of sailing across the gigantic ocean on Hōkule'a a near reality.
O Antiphons Group Project due Friday
Lectio Divina due Friday
Passion Project due next week Tuesday the 8th (Presentations on Wednesday & Thursday)
2 more Christmas Program practices so practice at home!
Yesterday Ava joined our eighth grade class here at Scared Hearts School. We were all so anxious and excited to meet her, and I must say she fits into our class perfectly. So welcome to our wa'a full of young voyagers eager for adventure. We hope you enjoy our class!!!!!!!
On Sunday November 15, 2015 Erika (7th) and I went to a luncheon hosted by the Eddie Aikau Foundation. The luncheon was for the winners of an essay contest on Eddie Aikau. Refer back to the post titled "Grace and Erika Would Go" for more information on the contest. At this luncheon we were given awards and got to meet the Aikau family. Not only were we given awards for our essays but we were also given books about Eddie Aikau and Duke Kahanamoku! This was such an amazing experience and I encourage any upcoming 7th and 8th graders to take part in this essay contest and learn more about Eddie Aikau.
Last night at Ukemehame Valley, students and teachers who share the curiosity of the universe joined together and had a fantastic experience learning about the stars, comets and galaxies in the sky. The night was perfect for stargazing, for it was dark with no moon and sparkling with stars. Immediately after we started the night with prayer, we saw a shooting star go across the sky. As the wind blew, Mrs. Hendricks said, "The Holy Spirit is here, traveling with the wind". We had the opportunity of having Haleakala's astronomers come down and share their knowledge and love for the sky. They allowed us to go to each telescope and see our galaxy and the galaxies around us. Kala Babayan was there as well, and answered any of the questions we had about navigating. Sacred Hearts Alumni, Brooke, Hokulea and Dakota, came out and helped us share what they had learned last year in 8th grade. A few of us played the ukulele and sang as we laid down, looking up at the stars. It was an awesome night so, thank you to the astronomers at Haleakala, Uncle Wilmont, Mrs. Hendricks, Ms. Enriquez, Kala and everyone else for coming and making this possible!
Yummy aromas in Room 8! We made bread today with fresh herbs from the garden. Thank you Miss Nicole.
Be sure to check out the new K-8th buddy page to see all the fun we had with Toy Freddy and Toy Chica last week!
Progress reports on Friday.
Papa Kilo Hoku- Stargazing activity November 11th 1900-2000 at Ukumehame. Come enjoy the fun with musicians Steve Grimes, Shawn McLaughlin, and Uncle Wilmont. Come learn about the stars with astronomers from Haleakala! Dress warmly and bring something to share to eat.
See what happens when you click on a students' name and star! The learning is as vast as the heavens!
The students and Uncle Wilmont and Ms. Enriquez were illuminated for one hour this morning by the ike of Kala. As Makena said at the end of Kala's presentation, "I'm vibrating". The energy was totally palpable as Kala taught us how to identify which house our star rose and set. For example: Speaking of energy, when Te Kauri, Kala's son was crying, just walking by Neysha was enough to make him stop crying and coo. Maybe all of us should stand by Neysha more.
-Grace and Erika (7th) get to go to Oahu on November 15th to the Eddie Aikau Luncheon. Their essays were winners in the Eddie Aikau Essay Contest (of over 250 entrants) The only winners from Maui!
-Progress Reports are given next week. So make sure you have tons of vocabulary words defined. Include all your readings in your ongoing journals.
This morning the 8th grade students picked their own stars on the Star Compass (the stars actually chose us), and learned their significance and location in the night sky Northern and Southern Hemispheres for navigating.
Here are the stars and the students they belong to:
Puana (Procyon): Makana
Hōkūlei (Cappella): Kai
Hikukahi (Dubhe): Ken
Hōkūle'a (Arcturus): Aliya
Hikianalia (Spica): Grace
Makali'i (Pleiades): Marc
Ka Hei Hei O Nā Kēiki (Orion): Matthew
Hanaiakamalama (Southern Cross): Madison
Nānāhope (Pollux): Neysha
Hikulua (Merak): Sophia
Kapuahi (Aldebaran): Belen
A'a (Sirius): Alexis
Hōkūpa'a (Polaris): Venus
Ke Ali'i Kona i Ka Lewa (Canopus): Makena
Puanakau (Rigel): Tyler
Panama (Castor): Alex
Na Hiku (Big Dipper): Landen
Me'e (Corvus): Hannah
We are all Stars in Room 8. Stop by to see the Star Compass we designed in the center of the floor. Nainoa Thompson created 4 Star Lines to help Apprentice Navigators learn the stars. We have divided our class into the Star Lines.
Manaikalani: Ka Lupe o Kawelo: Ka Iwikuamo'o: Ke Kā O Makali'i:
"Come from heaven" "The Kite of Kawelo" "The Backbone" "The Bailer of Makali'i"
Matthew Hannah Kai Sophia
Marc Makena Aliya Madison
Venus Alex Neysha Alexis
Chiarra Belen Tyler Grace
Makana Ken Landen