Monday, May 30, 2016

San Diego Top Gun Tournament

Cameron and his team competed in the Top Gun San Diego Tournament this last weekend.  We brought the whole family along for the fun!  The team played so well but didn't qualify for semi-finals.

Our guy

These two were real troopers

Team dinner at Applebees

One of many saves this guy made

SCE Open House

Ashton and Mrs. Clark
Santa Clarita Elementary held his Open House this week.  A great chance for parents to see their students hard work and an opportunity for enrichment specialists like me to showcase my program.  Derrik followed Ashton to his classroom and Ethan stayed outside my room and lead a drum circle!  Cameron missed out because of soccer practice.

Our chain is getting smaller!

Losing Mr. Bennett

Cameron's band teacher, Mr. Bennett died last week.  He was hit and killed while riding his bicycle after school on Wednesday.  He was a very talented musician and an exceptional teacher.  The entire school community was devastated.  Cameron and his band mates honored his memory Thursday and Friday.  Tomorrow the band is planning to play his favorite song during lunch.

A letter to Mr. Bennett on Thursday
Dressing up with classmates on Friday

8th graders that dressed up

Private Ethan concert

Ethan treated me to a private concert the other night while I ate my dinner.  He is so talented!

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Performing Arts Center

Saugus High School had a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday to start work on a performing arts center.  Currently, all of the arts groups (choir, band and drama) perform either in the school gym or the small MPR.  So, in about two years, they will have a new place to perform!  Ethan and the drum section of the band performed in a drum circle at the ceremony.

Three Hubbard Men

Three generations of Hubbard men attended last Sunday's LA Galaxy game!

May Swarm

Ethan's feeling sad about graduating - that will pass!
I joined my two oldest on stage last weekend for May Swarm.  The theme was graduation and I got a forecast into the future seeing them in cap and gowns.  Wow.

Finally got a purple cap and gown!

Arizona State Report

Ashton just finished up his state report on Arizona.  We had fun learning bits and pieces of Arizona's history and it's famous residents (other than the Deckers, of course.)

Last Birthday Celebration

Mom and Dad Hubbard and our family finally got together to celebrate my birthday last weekend!  I love long birthdays!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Cameron's Advanced Band to Disneyland

Cameron and the Advanced Band from ASJH had the opportunity to plan at Disneyland this week.  He had a great day! I got several photos throughout the day of he and his friends.

Spring Music Recital

Mrs. Rodriguez (Keyboards), Mrs. Ramsey (Choir) and Me
We held our Spring Music Recital this week at SCE.  It featured three performing groups: the choir, the keyboard club and the rhythm group.  I work with the rhythm group this year and had six very talented 6th grade girls.  We performed the Main Theme  from Star Wars on boomwhackers (while wearing masks, of course), the Cup Song and Frere Jacques.  It was a fun night to celebrate our Music students!  I also received an adorable gift from one of my preschool classes.  Such a great week!
Cups Song

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Cameron's Strawberry Cup in Camarillo

Cameron and his tournament team competed in the Strawberry Cup this last weekend.  This experience continues to shape him and make him a better player/keeper.  His team came in 2nd for his age division and we are so proud of him!

Captain for Game #3

Paper-link Chain for School Days Left

Ashton has been asking to make our yearly paper chain.  It's nice to be able to rip off those links and see how much more we have.  Al-most done!!!

Cameron Band Concert

Cameron performed his final concert with the Arroyo Seco junior high Advanced band last night.  So proud of him!  The band will be performing next week at Disneyland.