One Heart at a Time! The 5B FISH! Swim to Make a Difference in Hilo!

As the holidays are in full swing, the 5B FISH! were reminded that we have so much blessings!  Yes, we may not have EVERYTHING we want, but we have everything that we need!  We are beneficiaries of Ke Ali’i Pauahi’s generosity and love for her people and looked to her life of caring and compassion to guide us!  She was a great example of servant leadership!  Being able to quietly serve her people and ensure that they would have what they needed to make a difference in our world, EDUCATION!

To show our appreciation of our Princess, the FISH! decided to pay it forward…as we are blessed, we chose to køkua those who may not be as fortunate!  To make a difference in our world, one heart at a time!

Kahiau: To give with no expectation of a return…5B Project Kahiau 2017 was in full swing in the month of December!  Each student brainstormed a way to make a positive impact in our community.  They discussed ideas w/Ohana, planned, prepared, and finally put it into action…implementation! These Kahiau Projects were a labor of love as each student followed THEIR passion to share their many blessings and BE the positive change in the world!  From donating time at pet rescue centers, to preparing sack meals for the homeless, to providing blankets to warm the hearts & bodies of others in these chilly winter days, or sending out a huge mahalo to our firefighters who help to keep us safe…5th graders can change the world!


Here is Taylor’s Project Kahiau:  She and her whole Ohana planned, discussed, & chose to go to Legacy of Hilo, a residence for Kupuna who are in need of a little extra care.  She made it a point to seek out residents who may have limited visitors due to where they live.  At Legacy, Taylor had a chance to “talk stories” and share a makana with many, but Grandma B stood out in her mind and recalled the moʻolelo of her life…To Taylor’s delight & excitement, she received a personal note from Grandma B thanking her for the visit & sharing blessing for a wonderful holiday in the mail..which she shared with us in class.  How cool is that!  Aloha aku, Aloha mai! We are truly blessed!!

Click on the videos to see 5B Operation Project Kahiau in ACTION!  We hope to inspire you to join us to make a positive change in our ONE world! Go out and make kindness, caring, and kahiau YOUR MISSION!  Happy Holidays to all, the season just got brighter!  Mahalo to the 5B ohana for your continued support!  Teamwork!  #OTOD!

Remember, Kahiau does NOT end when the jingle bells fade away in the distance or when the popping subsides…it continues to live on in your heart everyday, put it into action!  Share your ALOHA with all!

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