Kaʻao & Environmental Moon Journal – Sign Up to Share!
Aloha! One of the most vital elements of our class is to engage in kilo ~ keen observation of our environment. As you observe your environment, please record those observations in your Environmental Moon Journal on a regular basis.
You are asked to log some details into your Journal for at least five days for each anahulu. Those observations should have some details, but do not have to be in narrative form. You are also asked to upload some environmental images in your Journal throughout the semester, too.
Finally, you are asked to share some of your environmental observations with our class.
We will do this in a very special way, synthesizing your environmental observations, visual imagery and the kaʻao framework as it pertains to you as a person and learner.
The Kaʻao Framework generally has 4 stages:
Hua ~ the catalyst
Haʻalele ~ the launch
Huakaʻi ~ the journey
Hoʻina ~ the return
Check out the Kaʻao Poster for a few more details.
The goal for this Sharing is to connect 3 elements in a single slide you can share with our class on a day of your choice:
A Stage from the Kaʻao Framework
An Environmental Image
An ʻŌlelo Noʻeau.
Please sign up to share briefly with our class your slide: add your name once in the schedule below in either “Sharer” column.
Once you choose a date that is associated with one of the four Kaʻao Stages – Hua, Haʻalele, Huakaʻi or Hoʻina – take a picture of an environmental element or landscape that you can connect to that Stage that is part of your personal journey as a learner.
This is a picture that you have added or will add to your Environmental Moon Journal, which also represents one of your environmental observations. The picture could be of a Hawaiʻi land, water, or sky feature; a particular native Hawaiian plant or animal; or environmental landscape of Hawaiʻi – that is linked to the Kaʻao Stage that is part of your journey. Be as creative and figurative and imaginative and as personal as you would like.
Finally, please find an ʻōlelo noʻeau that connects with your Environmental Image and Kaʻao Stage you are highlighting, and include it on your slide: the Hawaiian and/or English, but no need to include the interpretation from the book ʻŌlelo Noʻeau, unless you want to.
I would add the geographic location and the pōmahina (moon phase) to your slide, too!
Be prepared to say a few words about your slide when you show it to our class on the day you choose. Have fun with this reflective exercise that also reminds us of our environmental kinship.
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