Friday, January 31, 2014

Five for Friday and Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Aloha Friday and Chinese New Year!!
I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to share what I've been up to this past week. 

I had a fun and relaxing girls night out with some of my favorite Hawaii Blogger friends!! Unfortunately, there was too much catching up going on that we forgot to take a picture :(  We were all so excited though because Nicole from Teaching With Style came to Oahu for a PD course. It's always a treat when we get to see her since she lives on a different island from us all. 

All this week our entire wireless network was being upgraded which meant people walking in and out of our rooms drilling, measuring, talking, etc. The drilling was a HUGE distraction and it was SO LOUD I couldn't even hear myself talking. SO we took class outside onto our porch, did a lesson on summarizing and here the kids are working on their summaries. :) 

We've been having a ton of PD on our Wednesday meeting days and are expected to create 'quality' entrance and exit exams to turn into the complex. They are then going to turn it over to the team of 'professionals' to rate and provide feedback on our assessments. I've been busy this week trying to get a head start on my assessment making since they're due before spring break. 
Here the kids are waiting patiently in the theater on our very first field trip of the year. We went to go and watch a play this week- Aunty Martha and the Nene Goose.

Today is Chinese New Year and we are lucky enough to get a team of performers to make it out to school each year to perform the traditional Lion Dances. The kids are always so entertained by this and look forward to it each  year :)

What have you been up to this week?! Head on over and link up! :)


  1. Ugghh, we have had workers on our campus for months trying to finish all the wiring. Last week they decided to drill in front of my classroom during math time. It was ridiculous!! I wish we had some Lion Dancers that would have been fun! Oh and I will have to take you up on that yummy drink you were talking about sometime ;)

    Corinna (✿◠‿◠)
    Surfin' Through Second

  2. Your lesson out on the porch looks so beautiful..I SOOOO wish I was there in your warm and sunny environment! This is of course because I can't hear the awful drilling sound! My school is on the corner of a busy intersection where they've been remodeling the Taco Bell across from my classroom. I know, it's no fun to compete with that kind of activity going on!
    Short and Sassy Teacher