(Well, aside from getting past all these health issues, and tap dancing at Times Square at midnight to bid this awful year goodbye) As I've been proctoring exams the past 2 days, I've had lots of time to think... as I stare and stare and stare at the kids in front of me. I think that my New Years Resolution is that I want to connect with some of the quiet kids I haven't really gotten to know yet. Today I got a lovely Christmas gift from one of the kids in my homeroom. And aside from her "Merry Christmas Mrs A." I'm not sure I've ever heard her voice before. I'm not sure just how I'm going to do it, but it's time to get to know some of those kids I see every day but don't really know yet.