Our beloved principal is retiring after 33 YEARS!!!! Can you even imagine that?!! 33 years of working with teachers, students, families, admin…unbelievable!
Because his “reign” is up, the teachers at our school worked together to plan a royal event (a.k.a. = crazy assembly!) to honor him. Using The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown as inspiration, each class wrote their own version of the important book, dedicating it to our principal.
The students worked hard to make an invitation for this royal event for over 600 students in the school….and believe it or not, they finished them in just 40 minutes! Teamwork!
The king and the queen then placed the invitations on a silver platter and delivered them to all the classrooms.
We wish that we had more pictures to show you of the royal event…but we were at the front of the assesmbly the entire time! At the royal event, our principal walked down the red carpet and was escorted by two students. We played Marche Royal, Fanfares for the Royal Tournament (both songs by Jean Baptiste Lully), and Te Deum Prelude by Marc-Antoine Charpentier as he was walking down the red carpet. (That’s what came up on YouTube when we searched for royal music!)
Two students held a banner that said, “You may now rise for the King!” and all students rose when he passed by. All classes presented their own version of The Important Book to the King while he was sitting on his throne. The 2nd graders did Black Eyed Peas I’ve Gotta Feeling and changed the words…I’ve gotta feeling, that Mr. Z’s gonna have some free time, that Mr. Z’s gonna have some free time, that Mr. Z’s gonna have some free, free time…”
In addition to writing our version of The Important Book, my class also made portraits of our principal. Look how cute they turned out! They look EXACTLY like him!
This is the template our students used for The Important Book:
Is there a V.I.P. retiring at your school? Do you have a special parent helper you would like to thank? I would love to know what ideas you could share!