Well, summer isn't officially over. But for us teachers here in Bloomington-Normal, with the students arriving tomorrow, our summer of professional rejuvenation has wound to an end. I'm not really saddened by this, however. So far, all of my classroom preparation has gone well and my room looks better than last year. I couldn't be more prepared, in fact. Beginning this early in August, at least we have air-conditioning here in Illinois, unlike my work environment back in St. Paul!