please, oh please, OH PLEASE.... Remember the CONTENT!!! Yes, the themes and the shopping and the stoplight systems and the classroom decor and all the rest are fun and so exciting. But, please, spend at least as much time concentrating on what you're going to teach and how you're going to explain it!!! Become an expert, or more of an expert, on the material. Be able to answer the question from the confused kid, or the kid who has watched a show on the Military Channel or the Discovery Channel or went to the Science museum. It's IMPORTANT. It's why we're there. It's what we're paid to do. I've read thread after thread after thread about the other stuff, and very little about what I consider to be the whole focus of the job. It's like seeing an engaged couple all wrapped up in the wedding, with no thought to the marriage.