Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A, B... C?

Hi everyone! This will be short, since I'm going to try my best to squeeze in a nap before I have to get ready for the reception tonight. After the last three days, I'm so tired right now... I'm not sure I'd be able to recite the alphabet... nevermind remember what country I'm in!

Today we learned all about what it's like to work in a U.S. school. You would think that it would be similar to what I've been doing over the last five years... and in many ways it is. But there are also some differences that are on the horizon that I might find a challenge to adjust to! I'll comment more on them later down the line when I've had more experience and can give a fairer interpretation. ;o)

Tomorrow we're all being split up after breakfast and are being taken to our teaching districts. Which means tonight is our last night as one big, happy VIF group! But I am excited to see my community, find out where I'll be living and finally start settling in. There's lots of stuff to do on my checklist -- so if you don't get another update for a little while, it's because I'm busy getting established and/or I haven't gotten my internet connection set up yet! The computers at the hotel (and the free wireless in the rooms) has been nice to have over the last two days -- but I have to say goodbye to that tomorrow as well.

Take care everyone -- Have great weekend! :o)


Anonymous said...

ACK! I missed you tonight, my SYTYCD-watching-bud. :( You missed one hell of a show!! When you get up and running with wireless, I'll track down all the bits and pieces on YouTube, and you can watch them and enjoy. I'm so torn now! I love me some Brandon, but Jeanine was SO GOOD! She was frickin' amazing tonight. And Kayla ... lines, lines, lines as always! Nigel was very, very PERVY tonight! Yikes! And he referred to Tyce as being "named after a cookie" ... LOL. Too funny, that Tasty Oreo.

Anywho ... will keep you informed tomorrow as to who takes the crown ... can't even hazard a guess tonight on who it will be. Jeanine? Brandon? Kayla? Good god ... not Evan! He's adorable, yes, but tonight with the other dancers, he was just so not fantastic, and the judges ("jidges", as Cat says!) pointed that out to him many times. He'd better not get sympathy votes for that. Grr.

So ... now that I've littered your comment section with my rambles ... I'm so glad to hear you are doing well, and are going to learn a whole bunch, and be integrated into your community! Can't wait for you to get the 'net, get things set up, and maybe post some pics!!


Anonymous said...

AHH! You ladies watch the SYTYCD?! I love it! I agree wholeheartedly with everything you've said, Kimber. My big sis called in for Jeanine and got in at least 5 times. I told her that would put her over the edge (hopefully)! She deserves to win. 3 out of the 4 winners have been boys and while I love Brandon... I just think someone like Jeanine truly deserves it. She's been a dark horse... surprising us along the way and performing beautifully... able to do anything they throw at her (just like they say about Kayla btw). Evan is a cutie, but come oooonnnn... stop being ridiculous, America! It will be interesting to see how his Big Bro separates himself from Evan's persona in the Fall. Ok, geezz... enough dance talk... sorry Lanie! Love ya! BEST of luck getting settled!! Hope to hear from you soon!

steph said...

im curious to hear what you find so different about teaching in the US from teaching in canada...I'm willing to bet whatever it is you do is better :)