ʻŌlelo a Moʻomeheu Hawaiʻi – Papa 5


Kumu: Māhealani Chang

Ka Nu‘ukia – Vision: The excellent haumāna will acquire, understand, articulate, and practice ‘ōlelo a moʻomeheu Hawai‘i (Hawaiian language and culture) skills that will strengthen his/her Hawaiian identity.

Nā Wai Ola – Papa 5 is called “Nā Wai Ola” which means “The Living Waters”. Each fifth grade homeroom is named after a culturally descriptive water phrase.

Ka Pule Lanakila – To foster Ke Aliʻi Pauahi’s Christian faith, haumāna will learn “Ka Pule Lanakila”, building upon their understanding of “Ka Pule Kahikolu”.

Ka ʻAlemanaka – Haumāna will learn ʻalemanaka (calendar) information related to: ʻO ka Pōʻahia kēia? (What is today’s day of the week?) ʻO ka lā ʻehia kēia o ka pōʻaiapuni? (What is today’s cycle day?) ʻO ka lā ʻehia kēia?  (What is today’s date?) They will also progress further in counting until hoʻokahi haneli (100).

Ka Hoʻolauna – Haumāna will expand their hoʻolauna (introduction) speech by learning hoa hānau (sibling) terms which incorporate age and gender, thus illustrating how cultural thinking is transmitted through language. Haumāna will share how many of each type of hoa hānau they have (or don’t have) and name them. They will learn how to give the birth order of keiki in their ʻohana. Haumāna will publish a written copy of their hoʻolauna speech using “Hae Hawaiʻi” keystrokes for ʻokina and kahakō.

Ka Pōʻaiapuni Pāʻani Hawaiʻi – During the Hawaiian Games Cycle (Nowemapa 5-18) in celebration of Makahiki, haumāna will learn and play loulou (finger pulling), kula‘i wāwae (foot pushing), uma (arm wrestling) and hākōkō noho (seated wrestling) to test and strengthen their bodies.

ʻOnipaʻa Kākou – In preparation for our ʻOnipaʻa Kākou observance, haumāna will learn “Makalapua” and all of Queen Liliʻuokalani’s pule, “Ke Aloha o ka Haku”, which she composed while imprisoned in ʻIolani Palace in 1895. In 1917 she said, “…You must remember never to cease to act because you fear you may fail…”. Haumāna will learn the mele “Kū i ka Pono” as our queen reminds us to act while “…there is still time to save our heritage…”. Haumāna will also build hula skills through the mele “For The Lāhui”.

E Kamaʻilio Kāua – Haumāna will converse by asking questions related to their hoʻolauna speech: ʻO wai kou inoa piha? No hea mai ʻoe? Noho ʻoe ma hea? ʻO wai kou makuakāne? ʻO wai kou makuahine?

Mahalo, Māhealani Chang