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I am a Middle School World Language teacher in the wilds of Connecticut. I teach French and Spanish to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. The fun really gets rolling when I get to to Transportation Unit and use my Mustangs as models for the students! I currently own a 69 GT sports roof, a 68 convertible, and an 05 Tasca Cobra Jet GT, which dutifully “teach” the students the difference between a “Le klaxon” to a “L’embrayage”. Using Ford Mustangs are so much more memorable than a hum-drum sedan! I even have a Mustang body parts poster that features the 2010 Mustang that I bought from my World language magazine! After class, I coach soccer and softball, and use my Cobra Jet to haul the team around to various functions; bats, soccer balls, cleats and all! At the Middle School Spring dance, the students take their “prom ” picture in my 68 convertible, and basically explore the old car and beep its horn non-stop! I find fingerprints the rest of the summer. The children at the school expect my ‘Jet and ‘vert to be there, it’s a rite of 8th grade passage to sit in them. The parents love it. I hope I’ve created Ford fans for life with these little experiences.

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Jonathan Your Mustang looks awsome, it looks even better than the Mustang used in the short lived revival of the Knight Rider Series.
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Francie Chambers You are the coolest teacher I have ever heard of!
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Linda I love it! I have been teaching 2nd graders for 25 years. I have a Mustang themed classroom. (name tags, curtains, the way we line up and walk down the hall etc.) I always bring one of my classic cars ('65 Shelby clone, '66 white/red convertible, '67 390 silver frost fastback, '68 white/black coupe) to school at the end of the year for the kids to enjoy as an incentive to keep up the good behavior in May. The kids already enjoy looking for my everyday '97 GT black/white convertible. I have been told by former students and parents that they SEE Mustangs everywhere now. I am glad to know there are others in the teaching field with my love of the best cars and the passion to teach kids. My husband asked if we get to write the cars off as tax deductions?!? Linda MCA #29707
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Gigi Sherrell Norwood Mustangs speak to kids of all ages. I took my pony to the park the other day, and overheard a little boy saying, "Look, Mom! That's a nice car. Mom, look! That car is NICE!!!" He was, of course, pointing to my '09 GT. He was about four. It's never to early to start cultivating good car taste in our children.
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