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!

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