This is my first post and I’m very excited to share that I'll be working at Kānehūnāmoku Voyaging Academy. If you’re a teacher, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can plan a time to work together. Your students will learn more about waʻa (canoes), sailing, navigation and might even have an opportunity to sail!
Being with Nā Waʻa Keiki on Hawaiʻi island this summer inspired me to get reconnected to the waʻa on Oʻahu. This past weekend I thought of some new lessons from the training classes:
I’ll expand on Lesson 6.
One night after sailing, my friend Darienne thought she saw a bat fly by. It gave me the idea that Halloween would be an appropriate time to introduce the ʻōpeʻapeʻa (Hawaiian hoary bat) to our students. I noticed that the teachers at my school tend to do at least one fun lesson that relates to each holiday, so why not connect it to something that we actually have here in Hawaiʻi! Jerrik has been helping me with creating math problems and Panda shared with me a really great bat game that is similar to sharks and minnows (predator/prey).
Please check out my different online accounts and let me know what you think!
Teachers Pay Teachers: Teaching Aloha
Kumu Kaʻai previously taught at Kānehūnāmoku Voyaging Academy and Hawaiian Studies at Wilson Elementary School to K-5 students.