As the new year, begins, I am reflecting on the beauty of new beginnings. I just finished grading the last of my students' projects and now am brainstorming some things that would be fun to incorporate into my lesson plans. I know, I know. I'm on vacation. Why am I thinking about lesson plans? Because I love teaching. I love getting kids excited to learn. I love doing things to jazz up my repertoire. I do not want to become stagnant. A rolling stone gathers no moss, as they say. So, as we begin our time together in a few short days, indulge me. I hope that you will be as excited as I am to do something new and different.