In our latest podcast episode, you'll hear how the children at an elementary school became rock stars. Pōmaikaʻi Elementary School has become a model for how to use the arts to inspire children to reach their highest potential in the classroom, in the community, & beyond. We sat down with 2 educators, Melinda Caroll & Rae Takemoto, & heard the stories about an innovative arts integration project that combines classroom learning, science, garden learning & music. Together, with the school garden as the theme, Melinda & Rae lead the children of the school through the entire process of creating a CD, from songwriting, to professional recording, to sharing the music with the world. Melinda & Rae believe strongly in creative potential. They share with us fantastic stories about their experiences & observations of how the arts can be woven into schools with powerful results.
CREDITS: The songs from Pōmaikaʻi Elementary School featured in this podcast are...
Pulelehua and Lovely Lehua by 2nd grade students,
The Living Earth by 4th grade,
Nā Maka O Ka ʻĀina (Feat. John Cruz) by 3rd grade,
E Kuʻu Māla ʻAi by the Pōmaikaʻi teachers,
ʻOhana by 1st grade.
All songs shared with permission from Inspire Media (all rights reserved).
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
the students & teachers of Pōmaikaʻi School,
Melinda Caroll of the When We Shine Network,
Rae Takemoto of Friends of Pōmaikaʻi,
Lehua Simon of Mālamalama Maui,
& our non-profit partner E.L.L.S.S.A.
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