On the first Monday of the month a traditional or modern moʻolelo depicting the culture, values, language or traditions of Hawaiʻi, will be shared through a virtual platform. These mo‘olelo promote literacy within the classroom and home, and encourage ʻohana to read and learn together. Moʻolelo are shared by staff and guest storytellers.
In the 1820’s, Kauikeaouli, Kamehameha III was the catalyst for the rise of literacy in Hawaiʻi. He stated, “ ʻO Koʻu Aupuni, he Aupuni palapala koʻu. My kingdom shall be a kingdom of literacy”. Within our moʻokalaleo, we share a literacy component that extends our moʻolelo journey.
The Waiwai of ʻĪao Maui
Weekly, a Mo‘o ‘Ōlelo, a succession of Hawaiian words or phrases will be shared. The mana‘o behind each word or phrase relates to the mo‘olelo being presented. This component will enhance cultural awareness and knowledge through Hawaiian language.
Ea ʻĪao, he poʻo no nā wai. ʻĪao rises, a source for the waters
The opening line of a lei chant composed by High Chiefess Kekāuuluohi for her son, King Lunalilo.
Kane not only forms springs in the districts that he and Kanaloa travels to; the entire valley of ʻĪao with its powerful rushing waters is his creation. Kāne is responsible for the abundant wai flowing on the surface and Kanaloa for the wai flowing underground.
He ui, he nīnau? Aia i hea ka wai a Kāne? Aia ka wai a Kāne e noho ana ma luna o ka lau kalo!
A question, a query: Where is the water of Kāne? The water of Kāne sits on the kalo leaf!