To begin the first day of Field School on Friday June 12, we started off with the He Aloha No Nānākuli oli in the morning. After doing the oli, we all gathered for community circle and introduced ourselves and why we joined this program. After community circle, we split up into our two groups which are Papa Ulu and Papa Koa, the Papa Ulu group is the underclassmen like the 7th graders as well as some student mentors from last year. The Papa Koa group is made up of the upperclassmen like the 9th and 10th graders. After splitting into the two groups, we worked on our interactive notebooks, which organizes all of the work we complete in class. The first thing we worked on for their notebooks were their cover page, it consisted of five different colors and what malama ‘āina means to them. After they finished their notebooks, we worked on learning the oli because most of the students didn’t know this oli yet and it's an important part of our everyday routine for Field School. After the oli, we did an activity called the ‘Aha, which is a key chain ornament that represents how we are strengthened as a community when we work together. After a productive first day, we cleaned up and headed to community circle with both groups, Papa Ulu and Papa Koa to reflect on a highlight we had.