reasons preparing for school is beautiful -
10. getting rid of old and worn out materials
9. seeing neighborhood children playing on the playground
8. the boxes with lots of new supplies and materials
7. meetings to learn about materials - like our new smart board and web pages
6. cool weather, so cool classrooms
5. middle school children helping
4. parents painting the staff room - wow.
3. seeing colleagues who are dear friends
2. having a wonderful partner to share the preparation
1. getting ready to see my students who i've missed this summer - and to meet new little ones!