I like to get to school a little bit early and sit in my classroom looking over the day's lesson plans with the lights half-off. It's quiet, calm, collected. Lately, thanks to the fabulous keurig, I've been enjoying these quiet mornings with a delicious cup of sumatra roast coffee. And this week, I've discovered that sumatra + chocolate soy milk = BLISS.
Don't get me wrong, I love the kids. But there's something about those quiet moments alone in the classroom that's just so refreshing--exactly the pick-me-up necessary to get through the day. :)