Saturday, June 6, 2009

Final week of school...

This last week of school was busy with getting the kids and the room ready for summer. On Wednesday we had a potluck lunch for the kids and their parents. I made my kids a dvd of their pictures from the year with some music and showed it at this time. The kids loved it and were yelling the name of the person who popped up on the screen. it was kinda crazy but for now that was okay. :) After the potluck the plan was to drive out toward Naha to go to Mona Kids Jungle, though when we got there it was closed, so instead we headed to the beach that has a big pirate ship for the kids to play on. The plans were different but the kids had a ton of fun!
Here are a few of us driving to Mons Kids Jungle
After finding that Mona Kids Jungle was closed here we are a bit crazier headed to the beach!
They have this awesome zip line for the kids...they entertained themselves on this for almost 2 hours!
Here I am with a few of my boys
Thursday was a half day of school, the kids last day, followed by the awards ceremony and kindergarten graduation on Friday. We went back over to Ashibina where had our Christmas and Spring Concerts. The morning ceremony was for the little ones on my campus. Each class did a little presentation. I was SO proud of my kids. They hadn't been doing a very good job practicing during the week and I was getting so frustrated, but boy did they pull through! I was so impressed. Such a great way to end the year! I also had to give a short little speech and read off their names for awards. The reading of the names scared me a bit, but I think I pulled it off quite nicely :)
They were so adorable all dressed up in their Sunday best! :)
Here are a few of them receiving their award from Mr. Elofson
Afterwards a few of my kids practically attacked me, grabbing me by my neck so excited to take was kind of intense! This one isn't so bad, I left out the crazy crazy ones! :)

Monday was check out day from our classrooms. I wasn't sure what to expect exactly but currently it is Monday at 11:30am and I AM DONE! Now with 7 days left on the island, we will be spending our time packing and cleaning our apartment, going to the beach, and spending some quality with our church family! Whew, what a year! :)


  1. What precious kids and adorable pictures. You did it! You finished well. I am sooooo proud of you. What an incredible life experience this has been. God is so Good. One more week! Can't wait to see you (in person).
    Love you so much,

  2. I've enjoyed reading about your Adventures in Japan, Adrienne! The time seemed to fly by (did it seem that way to you?). Have a great final week in Japan!