Ok, I'm going to have to come back to this thread though out the year - there is a lot of inspiration here! My goals...I need to revisit this, but for now: 1. I'm teaching a new grade AND several new preps (I just found out I have 6 preps this semester - total freak out!) (It will be fine but gotta give myself tonight to freak out!) So first goal to get through my semester and get to know the material and 2. Get to know and learn how to connect to 9th graders. (my 12th graders have spoiled me!) 3. clear out the clutter from my classroom, my home, and my mind. 4. stay in touch with the love and joy in my home, my classroom, and my mind. 5. Balance and breath!