January thaw... who thought it would come so soon after the polar vortex? Suddenly everything outside is a sloppy mess instead of a winter wonderland. If spring was right around the corner it wouldn't be so bad, but spring is still a long time away.
School has resumed stirring up all kinds of tumultuous emotions. It is a time to reflect on what we have done so far, and to attempt to make the rest of the year more successful. Meetings to determine future plans have been held almost every day after the current school day with all of its joys and failures. My word for 2014 is hope...and with that and prayer we will persevere. (or as one of my students put it a few years ago: keep on keepin' on.)