This morning when I woke up the first thing that I thought of was how am I going to be able to handle walking into the classroom to meet my students today. Just the thought of this has kept me tossing and turning all night. Years ago, I remember watching an episode of Oprah where the guest said when a child walks into a room and you are happy to see them "does your face show it"? Do you take the time to smile when you see them? Children are so visual that a simple smile on your face lets them know all is well. Ever since I ALWAYS smile at each of my students as I greet them each day, today will be no exception. I think that my smile each morning helps them to know that it's a new day, a fresh start and all is well. Today and each day, even if it is just through a reassuring smile, I hope you take the time to let your students know that they are the reason we teach.