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#1570218 08/25/08 08:51 PM
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So

I went today and checked out my new school. Had to feel pretty good as the secretary gave me a big hug

and

the principal said that my phone interview was the most dynamic interview he has ever been involved with (including face to face) and by the 2nd question he had written down in big letters "HIRE THIS WOMAN!!!!!"

So that was nice

I got my class schedule and about crapped my pants

I am teaching everything outside of my comfort zone

grammar?!?!?!?!
journalism?!?!?!?!
Julius Ceaser?!?!?!?!

and

i have all different classes

which is different

like last year I taught 7 classes but there were really only 3 I needed to do prep for

this year I have no repeaters

so

every class is a new class

YIKES!!!!


this next month will be a mad scramble

but

the class sizes are tiny
like 50 in the whole class

which means it will be easy to get to know people

last night a neighbor stopped by with a cake to welcome us to the neighborhood



and

i moved all the boxes that are left to the porch
so it looks cleaner in the house

and

we went to the "mall" 75 miles away

it was a JCPenny and a Herberger

fer real

and

i might go into civilization withdrawal

siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh

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Corona Light por favor!

Sounds like you have a great admin team! I hear ya on the prep. When do classes actually start? And do you mean each class of 7 total is "only" 50 students? YIKES!

Thank goodness for the Internets.

Civilization is only a click away.

Seems like journalism would be a natural for you. Do you get to make a paper or yearbook or something?

warm wishes
SG


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(((((((Ms fig)))))))

Am I surprised that you were met with such warmth and exuberance? Nope, not in the slightest. People get what they give and that is who you are.

As far as the classes go, you're a smart cookie. For you it will smooth sailing, and for your students, well they are in for the ride of their lives.

Now tha mall thing (for me anyway) would be scary!

Love you!
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corona fer sher!!!

and

nope...50 students total for the whole class...

my largest class is 20 students!!!

so that is nice anyway

way better than 32 average (some had 36 some had 30 last year)

I will be in charge of the school paper. I am more of a creative type writer rather than a factual type writer...

we'll see how it goes
apparently I also have to host a weekly radio show?!?!?!?!?!

the teachers are all happy at this school and the only openings are due to retirements

and

they had no out of school suspensions in the last 2 years

i think it is one of those schools where when the teachers call home, the kids catch hellllllllll


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Figgy, you'll be fabulous no matter how you handle it and I'm sure you're the breath of fresh air that the school needs.

Now.......how far are you from Mall of America?

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Welcome to small Town living....

I moved to a Town like Mayberry in NH after living in Los Angeles.

Talk about culture shock!

Everybody knows everybody!!

The closest mall is an hour away.

But you will grow to love it!

Congratulations, you deserve this wonderful fresh start.


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I am praying to go through this test and come out the other end with a new and better marriage then before.
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In another life I lived 5 miles from a town of 200. I cross countried skied to get grocries and meds at times in the winter, heated with wood, and could pee in my back yard without getting arrested (requirement for location). It was good.


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In another life I lived 5 miles from a town of 200. I cross countried skied to get grocries and meds at times in the winter, heated with wood, and could pee in my back yard without getting arrested (requirement for location).

Everybody did know everybody but outside of the Fire Dept I pretty much kept to myself. Nothing against the folks just did not have much in common. However it was a good life and lived it for a decade


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you figgied!!!!

I grew up in a small town, out in the country

but that small town was a booming metropolis compared to here

here...
well...
you could pee in the backyard
even though I am in town

Jillybean...i used to live about 45 mins from MOA, then I moved to about an hour and a half

now I am roughly 3ish

siiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh

i miss target
and
crisco was $7 a tub!!!

and

miracle whip is $6!!!

dayum

but the bacon and meat are cheaper



hey no hill

my parents still heat with wood
i will miss wood cutting time again this year
nuts!!!


i am not so keen on it after catching my hand in the splitter

yikes


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oh yea, I would too, does target.com not cut it?

Sounds like a great and challenging year ahead for you! yeah!!
you can do it, you can you can!!



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