So Close!

Aloha everyone!  One. More. Day!  We can do it!!

This doesn't quite fit me.  I need a palm tree on the top, instead of a snowflake.  I made this fun video this week.  It's the Hawaiian version of the 12 days of Christmas.  The original version has 10 cans of beer and 12 televisions.  Don't think that version is appropriate for the classroom.

I will be headed to colder weather soon.  We leave for Arizona on Monday to see my family.  My daughters are so excited and their cousins can't wait either.  The desert is very chilly in the winter, but very pretty.

We had a really busy week and some fun activities along the way.  The beginning of the week we made some cute Pop Art Stockings.

The kids really enjoyed making them and I thought they came out great!  Each year I stuff their stockings with a candy cane, a pencil, some stickers and a little card that I make.  It's an easy and inexpensive gift.

After lots of discussion, the second grade team decided to make puzzle piece ornaments.  They were really simple and the glitter and paint made them really pretty.

I also had my students do a home project created by Nicole Shelby.  They had to create a new suit for Santa since his old suit was ruined in the dryer.

I got some pretty fun suits returned to school.

This Santa has eyes all over to watch all the kids!

Cowboy Santa

Ninja Santa

Surfer Santa

This next one is my favorite.  The student's father is a tattoo artist.  It is just so funny!

Today was our last full day and we had a gift exchange, lots of sugary treats and we watched a Disney Christmas movie.

Tomorrow is our Winter Performance.  My class is singing "Run, Run, Rudolph" and "Somewhere Over The Rainbow".  We have a new music teacher this year and she put the whole production together!  Amazing!!  The upper grade classes wrote their own versions of popular tunes to fit our Hawaiian lifestyle.  Very cute.

So tomorrow afternoon I am going to kick back and enjoy my break, for 3 weeks!!  I have done most of my shopping online and sent all packages to my mom's house.  Santa even got a little something for me.

Very appropriate since I will be in the desert! 

I plan to also do a bit of after Christmas shopping.  There are so many stores on the Mainland that we just don't have here.  We head back to the islands on January 2nd.

Teacher's report back on the 9th and students return on the 13th!!  I am really looking forward to reenergizing and starting a brand new year!!

How was your last week?  Any exciting plans for the break?  I'd love to hear all about it!! 


  1. I love seeing all of the Santa suits! Your kids are very creative! :)

    1. Thank you for creating such a fun activity! They loved it :)


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