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mission accomplished...

i did it! i worked everyday as a full time teacher for almost three whole months. yes, that does include ten snow days, as well as a week of spring break and a week off for the cruise...but who's counting? i'm still proud.
i really, really liked it. if i were making a pros and cons list there would be a whole bunch of pros and only a few itty bitty cons. i haven't discovered a new life calling or anything...i'm not on a quest to become a real teacher, but i'd love to be able to do something like this again. unfortunately, because of budget issues, it's very unlikely that this program will exist next year so we shall see.
in order to end my class on a strong note, and solidify my position as my student's favorite teacher (i may be putting words into their mouths), i created a super awesome, amazing review game for our last day together. so go ahead...test your seventh grade language arts knowledge and prepare to be impressed. it even has sound effect…

the cruise report...

old people are great. not only are they entertaining to be around (you never know what they'll say next) they are also good for your self-esteem. they were always telling me how nice i looked at dinner and how much fun i am. plus they laughed at all my jokes. i've never felt better about myself. the only drawback is the fact that 99% of all conversations end up on the topic of medication. but hey...nothings perfect. we had a wonderful time. ate a ton, went on some adventures and laughed a lot. here's a quick rundown of the highlights:
day one: i imposed a "mandatory" tour of the entire ship for my mom, bonnie, gary and myself (which i know jenn is proud of)discovered the best dessert of the week: fruit crisp. i know it sounds simple, but it was stinkin' amazing. we ate it every day.began our nightly card playing ritual day two: @ sea relaxed in the sunmet my favorite towel animal of the week...elmer day three: grand turk went kayaking and 'hiking'…