Too long a story, but the bottom line is that I will be making gingerbread houses (or, more accurately graham cracker houses) with the grade 8 class during their lunch recess today. A couple have been asking me if they could do it and, when I polled the class yesterday, all but 3 want to do it! I'll need to start making icing when I get to school this morning and, hopefully, will get enough made by lunch time! Unfortunately, I know that I will hear from several teachers today that this group doesn't deserve to have this done with them--I don't agree. I know that they will be silly, but I also know that it will be a blast--and they'll remember it for a long time! Wish me luck!!!!