As I prepare myself for being ready for the ins and outs of the day to day, there’s a simultaneous excitement about the many projects I hope to get off the ground this year. Fiddle tunes, fostering a connection with 38 children in northern India, an audio cd, book crafting, crankie shows, new games, songs….it’s hard to keep the focus on just getting started in the classroom. The first two weeks will be setting the culture of my beautiful classroom. It’s all about Kindness, Safety, Respect, and Expression. Now to work I go.