Well, my time in third grade is drawing to a close, and I think I will actually survive the experience. Interestingly enough, my last day is the day Pearl Harbor was bombed! Could that be a cosmic statement about my kids or my teaching abilities? LOL Oh, and my cooperating teacher is trying to get a new job as a reading specialist (after over 30 years in the classroom), and her plan is for me to just slip on in her place, since I already know the students, material, etc. Don't tell anyone -- I don't want to jinx it! Just out of curiosity, what do you think would be appropriate gifts for my cooperating teacher and my students? I also plan to send thank you notes to the coordinator and the principal. Or should I do more for them as well? I'd love to read your input!