The biggest change this year, is that I'm teaching 5th grade and the team leader, which puts me in charge of the 5th grade promotion ceremony. It's like throwing a wedding...invites, rehearsals, programs, entrance music, exit music, cake reception to follow! And don't forget I have my own 5th grader, Jonas. I'm taking him shopping for his "outfit" for the ceremony. Heck, I even went to get my own "make-over". I realized my photo was going to be taken around 50 times with students on Thursday at the ceremony! I could really use a cut and color! Plus the two hours in the salon chair would force me to sit down! Luckily we had the big "reception" on Friday for the kiddos, the 5th grade dance/party. I can't even imagine if that was all on the same day!
May also means concert season. Between the 4 kids, we had 4 concerts, even though they played together in two of them! Bailey had 3 of them. It's a blessing to have musically talented kids. I can't complain really, because sports moms have to sit outside in the elements. Music moms get to visit beautiful auditoriums!
Let's not forget the birthdays, teacher appreciation, Mother's day and Memorial day too!
Just as we finished up the birthdays, we started with the first concert of May. Jonas and Lorelei were both performing in the musical showcase at Carson. Jonas played the violin with the strings program. Yes my friends, we have another violinist in the family!
Lorelei played the recorded, sang and danced. She was adorable!
Cheesy and proud musicians!
The kids found some of my favorite things to help me celebrate and relax.
Of course, we went to our favorite place...the pool!
Jonas had Gladiator Camp that same week. He's not so sure he's ready for middle school, mainly because most of his friends are going to other middle schools, not Garcia. I promised him, that like Bailey and Savannah, he will make new lifelong friends and keep the old. They will all meet back up in high school too.
The same night as Jonas' camp, Bailey had a YOSA concert! It was probably the coolest YOSA concert I've been to so far. They played The Planets by Holst and projected cool imagery to match the planet they were playing about.
This guy is starting to look like a movie star!
The final performance was their O'Connor High School End of Year concert. Bailey and Savannah are both in the program this year. It was Bailey's last high school performance though. He isn't planning to take high school orchestra next year, but he will remain in YOSA.