Molokai Teaches with Heart
Submitted by Diane Abraham
Each month, kumu from a different school island-wide are featured in articles written completely by the keiki to share their experiences with their most beloved teachers. Below are the submissions from seventh grade Molokai Middle School students and fourth grade Kualapu`u School Hawaiian immersion students. Mahalo to Kumu Loke Han of Kualapu`u and Iolani Kuoha of Molokai Middle for gathering the students’ contributions.
Kumu Henohea Linker
`O ka`u kumu punahele `o Kumu Henohea Linker no ka mea
Ho`omake`aka `o ia a hana `o ia i na mea maika`i, na mea le`ale`a
e like me na kemu hana lima. `Olu`olu o Kumu Henohea a a`o
`o ia ia makou e pili ana i na kanaka Hawai`i – e like me Lili`uokalani.
Kumu Kari Hagler
`O ka`u kumu punahele `o Kumu Kari Hagler no ka mea le`ale`a `o ia
a a`o ia makou pehea e kahaki `i i he mau mea. Nana makou i ka paheona
like `ole mai na kanaka a puni o ka honua a ho`ike `o ia ia makou pehea
e hana i kekahi. Aloha wau ia ia no ka mea kokua `o ia ia`u.
Kumu Marshall Joy
`O ka`u kumu punahele `o Kumu Marshall Joy no ka mea, aloha `o ia ia makou.
I kela me keia la e noho makou me ia, `olelo `o ia ia makou pehea e hana me ka maika`i a ma hope o kela, `aka`aka makou. Ma hope o ka hana `ana, pa`ani makou i na kemu like `ole e like me Kamapua`a.
Molokai Middle School
I chose Kumu Kaho`iwai (English) as the most beloved teacher at Molokai Middle School because she is funny and she continues to encourage us to do good in life, especially when we get older as we make our life-long decisions.
I chose Mrs. Ainoa as the most beloved teacher at Molokai Middle School because she can be funny and strict at the same time. She shared the reason for being strict and funny at the same time is because she loves us so much. We are currently working on planting beans for our science class. The reason is because we will get to squeeze the nodules and see magical colors working. Mrs. Ainoa is the BOMB!
I chose Mr. Kahale as the most beloved teacher at Molokai Middle School because I love math and Mr. Kahale makes math fun.