As a teacher and office supply nut, I enjoy a fresh, untouched piece of paper. And who can resist a sharp new pencil? Put the two together and the possibilities are endless!
What's your preference? Opening a new book? First to dig into the peanut butter? Or perhaps a walk on untouched snow?
Even though you've had your students (most likely) for a few months already, you are still entitled to a fresh start in the classroom! In fact you know a little about what you are dealing with and can set more specific goals for yourself. If you are so inclined. Just saying. We have been "handed" a fresh new year! What will you do with it?
May your 2011 be FULL of opportunity and growth!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!