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.