i can't believe how long it's been since my last post...the first day of summer vacation 3 months ago!! wow! i definitely enjoyed summer! it was one of the best ones in a long time. the end of summer meant a new school year began. this new school year brought with many challenges--10 extra students, the dilemma of fitting 10 extra desks in my small classroom, long work hours, and stress that wasn't there in summer. but i have a wonderful class and a great group of parents too. this has made all the challenges much easier to deal with. i'm looking forward to a terrific year!