I'm so appreciative of this site for teachers to share with each other. I wanted to introduce myself. I've been a teacher for many years. Currently, although I am not officially retired (but almost at that age), unfortunately, I am retired from teaching, at least at the present time. I am a cancer survivor, but the after effects of cancer have given me some physical challenges that would prevent me from successfully fulfilling my duties in a classroom. Knowing first hand what cancer is like, I am in constant prayer and concern for others who are battling this disease. I'm thankful that through this site I can still be a part of the teaching profession. I hope I can be an encouragement to others. Today is the first day of school in our area. I hope everyone is having a great beginning of the year and has a very successful year!