This is my assistant, Liz and I. This is fairly typical. I need to say that, and the few of you out there lucky enough to have an assistant hopefully agree, my AWESOME relationship with my assistant leads to ALL of the success in my classroom. I mention her patience often because I truly believe that I am an "Idea Psycho". Things pop into my brain and in a split second, we or she or I am working diligently to bring it to life before the day ends. I'm not trying to brag (yes, yes I am) but kids say they LOVE our room because we're crazy and silly and I we let them be THEM. Part of that, is having someone by my side that knows the impossible is possible, hard work does pay off, and smiles are the only payment that matters..