What is one small delight in the day that you always look forward to?
If we're talking the school day and not the day in general, I would say the small delight I look forward to is the moment just before the first bell rings for the day. I think of it kind of like the moment just before the curtains open on a stage: everything is set, the desks are--for the only time in the day--perfectly in lines, the room is quiet, and I am taking a deep breath. The bell rings, and I open the door to a new day. Kids will come into my room and disrupt the quiet, move the desks, and take my breath away. The students are then the focus; but that tiny moment just before bell rings is all mine.