Last Week Fun

I've been busy moving my classroom and our house the past couple of weeks, I haven't even been able to slow down and enjoy summer yet! But I wanted to share with you what we did during the last week of school!

Students were only in school for 3 days during our last week.  Monday was Memorial Day, so no school.  We did Katie from Teacher to the Core's Memorial Day unit the previous Friday.  It was perfect!

Tuesday we did our writing samples, finished up assessments and assignments, and went on a walking Field Trip to the Lana‘i Culture and Heritage Center, where we learned about Petroglyphs.  We then went back to class and painted our own petroglyphs with hinano nuts, like ancient Hawaiians used to do!

Learning about petroglyphs - ancient Hawaiian rock carvings

Hinano paint brushes {image via}

On Wednesday, we played Minute to Win It from Tonya's free packet, passed out classroom awards (I used these super cute ones from Gladys at Teaching in High Heels), and did more classroom cleaning.

Stacking cups

The winner and only student to complete the task in one minute!

Balancing Fruit Loops on popsicle sticks


Getting ready to stack!

I printed these on colored paper.  The kids loved them!

On Thursday, we had our school-wide awards assembly, kite flying, and field day.  Then I said goodbye! I gave each student a bottle of bubbles with these cute wrappers from my friend Tessa at Tales From outside the Classroom.

My awesome brother sent us Ram-Air Pocket Sled Kite kits, so we got to make our own!  They fly REALLY well, too!

Cute bubbles for summer!

Then on Friday, I finished report cards, finished cleaning my classroom, and checked out of room G6 for the last time! I was on the verge of tears all day long, but I kept it together and left with dignity and grace :)

I'll miss my students and colleagues at Lanai, but I know amazing opportunities await me on Maui.  A hui ho - until we meet again!


  1. Yea! So glad you loved the games! It looks like your kids had a lot of fun!

    Tonya’s Treats for Teachers

  2. Such an amazing adventure it must be to teach in Hawaii :)