To me, work means something more serious than it did on March 12, 2020. Teaching is not just my work it is my life and my passion. Every year my goal is to have the kiddos in my class feel safe, and be able to love and enjoy exploring and discovering new things in math-despite any obstacles they may be facing. This year the there are so many obstacles to over come, the normal ones like a learning disability, or an unhappy home, or emotions that are hard to handle and now add to that a mask, new protocols, the coronavirus. These are really big challenges for little people. The fact that we can still learn and we can still explore, we can still have fun each day-that is truly a success and why I still, despite all of this that's going on, I still love teaching and am excited to do it each and every day.