Last Day!!

This has been a crazy week and I am so glad to be sitting down:))  We only had four days, but I have had to clean and pack while still teaching!! My kids were actually really good, and this year our principal set up some activities for the afternoon so we could work in our classrooms!

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!!


  1. It sure was a crazy week trying to pack and teach at the same time. Have a great summer!

  2. wow!!!! those are the coolest gifts ever!!!! And that's so nice of your principal!!!!! We can't do any packing/cleaning/taking stuff down until after the last day with children! :(

    1. Bummer:( Tomorrow is a furlough day. We were directed to be finished this afternoon.

  3. I love your gifts...the print is beautiful. I must say I have never received a bikini :) So lucky to be done...we have another full month !! Although it feels like June with a heatwave and the AC is broken in my class. The kids are in full summer mode !! Oh well, we have lots of exciting things planned, trips, visitors,etc. so June should fly. Enjoy your time off, I hope you keep to read your stories and dream about Hawaii.
    Have fun !! Tonight is my daughter's prom, I am a little teary and excited too, my baby !!

    1. Omg, I would be teary too! My oldest is headed to 5th grade and I can't believe it!! Time goes by so quick! You will be lounging on you summer vacation before you know it!

  4. That print is gorgeous, and the bikini is cute too! :)

    Happy end of the year!

    Luckeyfrog's's Lilypad

  5. How awesome! What island are you on and what city? My hubby is from Kaneohe! I LOVE the pictures and of course the starbucks gift card;) Happy Summer to you!

  6. Yay for summer!! Your gifts look great. :) Enjoy the start to your summer vacation!

    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  7. Lol a bikini!! Here in NJ, that would be an awkward gift!!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  8. You got some very cool presents. Enjoy your summer, you lucky girl! I'm right behind you. Five more weeks :)

    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

  9. Last day, hooray! Those gifts were so thoughtful and unique. I absolutely adore the Mona Lisa collage (Art History major, I'm a sucker for anything that takes me back to those days). And, the bikini is adorable, even if it is a first. The colors match my blog. Ha! So, what do you plan to do now? Happy Summer!

    Primarily Speaking

    1. Thank you Aimee:)) Relaxing is the first thing on my list!

  10. What creative gift ideas! I particularly love the Mona Lisa paintings.
    I just discovered your blog and I am your newest follower!


  11. What great gifts! You have a great blog, I am your newest follower. I hope you'll stop by mine sometime! Happy end of school! I am also finished :)
    Fun in First Grade


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