This year my favorite part of the day is the morning when I arrive because I don’t have a first period. I like this time because it gives me a few minutes to sit and mentally prepare myself for the challenging day ahead. My favorite parts of the day last year was when students would stop by during my free periods just to say hi. I had a student last year who never came to class and eventually ended up failing Spanish. For some reason though, he would stop by on days that he had skipped just to say hello. I wrote him up but no one did anything. Even my least achieving students last year were sweet kids.