Today was the last day of school! Yesterday was the last time I actually had any classes because today was a half day and the classes I would have taught were in the afternoon.. so I graded all morning and watched some of the Elementary christmas show.. I'll post some pictures and videos soon. It was a lot of good/frustrating experiences but I'm ready to be done and move on... do a little vacationing and then get home! 2 months was a enough time but I'm definitely coming back sometime (to vacation). Tuesday the school put on a Christmas party for the staff after school. They dont mess around.. there was a live band in the gym and a ton of food and candy. One piece of candy was a ball of white and dark chocolate with Cream of Whiskey inside it... shows how relaxed they are! And they gave us all a red scarf. Yesterday one of the sections surprised me with two posters, a powerpoint of some pictures, and a song. Never thought I'd have a song sang to me! One girl sang most of the song and then the whole class chymed in. It was about remembering people when their gone.. It was pretty cool and really nice. I should have video taped it. I guess I must have done something right with them... even though it was a struggle at times. I tried to figure out how to share the powerpoint they made on here but I can't get it to work.. if you want to see it let me know and I can email it to you.. its pretty funny.. they included the Z.W. Dux logo because a while back I showed them a quick video of Z. W. playing at Ford Field and I guess they remembered the team name.. I was really surprised to see the logo on the first slide of the powerpoint but it was cool. The pictures of them dressed up was from Halloween.
Here's the class. The girl in the middle bending over was the one who sang. We had a lab yesterday, thats why they're all wearing white.
I'm not really sure what the plan is for tomorrow yet. I think were going to an orphanage to help out . Christmas Eve were just celebrating with the family here and having a big dinner. They couldn't find a turkey so instead were having shrimp, crab, lobster, and who knows what else.. I think it will be good though. Sunday I think were going to a relatives house for a big lunch and then picking up Ma at night. They don't really do presents.. at least not my family. Most other families do, and I think we'll exchange some small gifts but nothing to big. Usually here Christmas Eve night is when everyone gets together and then everyone heads to the beach. A lot of my students are going there and my family leaves the 26th for a week at the beach. Then the 27th its off to the Galapagos! Hope everyone has a great Christmas!