I know that sounds trite but I look foreward to this break as it gives me time to catch my breath and also Xmas shop without preasure ( I go early Monday morning of our first week off and knock it out quickly with no crowds). Our last three days are also early release. Kids leave at 11:30 so that gives us time for a staff party and do grades. Doesnt feel to Christmasy though as Fla has warmed up again. Kinda rainy, too. I just hope all here have a nice break and can recharge batteries to be ready for 07. Just remember even the SMALLEST thing you do may be huge for a kid. I thank god (Yes, I said the G word) everyday for the kids I teach and the opportunity to work with children.