By Desiree Glass
Never before—since I’ve been a teacher—have we had a two-week break from school for Christmas. While I hate that it means we’ll go to school longer in June, I have enjoyed the extra time that this break has given me—to prepare for Christmas and now to prepare for the New Year. What I mean is I like to have a fresh start at the New Year. I clean and organize. In so doing, I’ve pilfered through piles of papers that I held onto for some important reason. On some slips I recorded journal entry-like ideas. Thoughts I wanted to remember, to reflect on later—or ideas for writing. Or perhaps both.