We had our Ohana luncheon yesterday which was really great. I invited our parents to come and have lunch with their child in class. They all provided a little something for our potluck. It was nice to sit and chat with all of them about summer plans and how much their kids have grown.
This particular year was fun to teach because I have known many of these students since they were babies. Our community is very small and my daughters attend the same school that I work at. Needless to say I am good friends with many of my student's families.
Today I gave awards that Krista over at Stellar Students had created. It was so much fun to see the kids receiving their awards for fun titles such as Next American Idol and Most Smiles Daily:)) I also made some cute little Owl Miss You notes for them and gave them a little goodie bag.
Most years I get a few nice gifts like Starbucks gift cards or Amazon cards, but today was like Christmas!!
I love the towel with sunscreen and chocolate covered macadamia nuts!!
And I have never received a bikini before!! Lol, this parent makes swimsuits for a living:)
I also had a parent who is a Graphic Artist. She did a lesson on the Mona Lisa with my kids and had them create their own version. She put this together.
I love all the different versions that the kids created!! It's just fantastic. I can't wait to find a place to hang this at home:))
And my final wonderful gift was just amazing!! This is a print from one of my favorite local artists, Heather Brown. She does these paintings and has a unique style that you can spot anywhere. Does this look familiar?? (Check out my profile pic:))
I feel so fortunate and so blessed to work with such wonderful children, parents and colleagues in such an amazing community.
I am looking forward to getting up early tomorrow to go for a jog and then search for waves!!