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Aloha my long lost friends!! I hope all of you are enjoying your summer.  I have enjoyed every single bit of mine!!

If you follow me on Instagram, then you know I have not been my usual blogging, crafty self.  I have been having tons of fun hanging with friends, going to the beach and eating out!!  I may have gained a few pounds, but it was so worth it.

This week I realized I only have one week before I officially have to begin school!! (Insert sad face here)

I'm a bit behind on the classroom set up, but I'm not too worried.  I start off the year with the same set up and change it as necessary once I meet my kiddos.

This coming week I am also going to be busy getting my back to school gifts ready for my teammates.  Each year I give everyone on my second grade team a personalized planner.

They are always appreciative and I really enjoy making them.  I have created some new designs this summer including an Ocean theme and a Bee theme. I will blog more about those later this week.

Each year I love giving a freebie planner to my blog followers.  This year I am offering my Blushing Pink planner.

You can grab this free version by subscribing to my emailing list.  I plan to have a monthly newsletter that includes a freebie to all of my subscribers, along with other goodies from time to time.

Just sign up and you will receive an email with your planner freebie.

Hopefully this cute little freebie will help get you excited to head back into the classroom along with keeping you organized all year!

Mahalo for stopping by.  I am off to have a little more fun before I have to be "officially" back to work!

May Day 2016

Aloha my fabulous friends!! This has been one crazy but memorable week!!  If you have followed my blog for awhile you know that May Day is a big deal at my school.  Every classroom works tirelessly to put on an amazing show.  This year was a bit different since my youngest daughter is in the 6th grade.  She would be part of the Royal Court and it would be the last time seeing her perform.
The 6th grade court puts on quite a show and they have a King and Queen who preside over the whole performance.  Well this year my sweetie was chosen (name pulled out of hat, lol) to be the May Day Queen!!!  She was thrilled! I remember her telling me in Kindergarten that she wanted to be the Queen someday!

So for the past month we have been working on getting her dress just right, ordering her leis and leis for the king.  We also made 9 leis out of crown flowers which took quite awhile.  810 crown flower buds to be exact!! But can I just say I loved every minute of it! (Even though Friday afternoon I had to go to the doctor due to an infection in my finger from the flower sap!)

I won't bore you with all the details, let's just get right to the pics of this wonderful day.

This is the stage, which is our kickball field. Parents and staff make this look amazing!!
 The conch shell blowers announce the arrival of the Royal Court.

 Each island has a prince and princess.  Finally the King and Queen arrive.

 They take the stage and the parents come up and present them both with crowns and leis.
Once that is finished the performances begin.
Our staff started off the performances with a hula and then a fun little
number to Bruno Mars' Uptown Funk.

 Preschool did a cute song about Eddie Aukai and the Hokulea.
 Third Grade did a sweet Hawaiian Hula.
 Kindergarten did a Blues Brothers medley of fun songs.
 Fifth Grade did a medley of songs from the 70's to the present.
 First grade did an amazing hula celebrating the Samoan culture.

 The Sixth grade boys come out with the King and do their own hula.

 Finally the king escorts the queen out onto the field to perform her hula.

Luckily I had a front row center seat!
They performed two beautiful hulas, but I was so distracted I forgot to film
the first one!! Luckily I woke up to film the second.

So proud of this beautiful girl and her performance.  I just loved it!!!
 My mother even flew out from Phoenix to see her perform!!

I couldn't have asked for a more spectacular day with family, friends, coworkers and an amazing community.  I feel so blessed and lucky to live and work in such a magical and unique setting.
Mahalo for sharing in my excitement!!!

Teacher Appreciation Sale

Aloha friends!!! It's teacher appreciation week.  Time to enjoy some fun discount, sales and hopefully a few treats from your staff or parents.

I am joining in with a few bloggy buddies to share out some of our favorite products that you can snatch up at bargain prices.

I have some fun items that are great for the end of the year.

Click on the picture or any of the items to take you to my TpT store.

Enjoy your week and I hope you are pampered and loved more than usual this week!

May Currently

Aloha my long lost friends!! I have been feeling so guilty for not blogging in so long, so I thought I would join up with Farley for her very last Currently!!! I remember joining her linky when I first started blogging and it has always been one of my favorites.

My youngest daughter is such a busy body like her mama and she LOVES baking.  She just pulled out every pan in the kitchen to see which shape she wanted to bake her cake!!  I may have to invest in a new set of bakeware for her.

I am absolutely loving the gorgeous spring weather we are having.  I have been getting out and being more social and surfing much more.  Yesterday I was invited to a Waterman's Ball at Waimea Bay.

It was at a gorgeous house overlooking Waimea Bay.  I loved getting all dressed up and spent the evening chatting with good friends.

We only have 4 weeks left in school!!! It is going to fly by.  We have our annual May Day program in 2 weeks and it is going to be an exciting one.  My youngest daughter who is in 6th grade is going to be the May Day queen!!!  It is so exciting for this mama.  It will be her last May Day as she heads up to middle school next year.  Be ready for a long May Day post!

I am wanting and needing to do more with my blog and TpT store.  I just can't seem to find the time in my busy schedule.  Being on my own with my two girls makes the extra time that I have very valuable.  I have been spending that extra time enjoying the water and time with friends.  I kind of like having a social life again :)

I hope you are enjoying your weekend as much as I am.  Head on over to Farley's page and check out the other fun posts!

Getting Ready for Spring

Aloha friends!  Welcome to Spring! hopefully you are enjoying your Spring Break or it's very close!! I just returned from a wonderful trip to Seattle and loved it!!!

I am back at home now and doing a little prep work for my classroom.  I finally finished some math centers that I have been working on.

I love have new activities each month for my students to use during our Math rotations.  These centers include 10 different skills to keep everyone engaged and challenged. Skills include Place Value, 3 Digit Addition and Subtraction, Measurement, Time, Money, Fractions, Arrays, 2D and 3D shapes.

I copy, cut and laminate each center and place them in manilla envelopes for easy storage.  I also include a laminated copy of the skill sheet to save on paper.  Students can do the work right on the laminated cards/sheets and wipe off with a dry erase marker.  I have also included a black and white version to save on ink!

I also had a request from a teacher who uses Class Dojo in her classroom. She wanted a money system like my Beach Bucks to use in her classroom with a Monster theme.

I had a lot of fun making these and they came out so cute!! I kind of want to use these instead!  I'm pretty sure my friend and her class are going to love these!!

You can check out both of these items in my TpT shop.

I am off the do a bit of Spring Cleaning today and hopefully a bit of napping too!

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