Good thing I'm a gemini... my class was cut and I'm teaching art next year. I was an art major in college, so right up my alley. I'm sorry the great new art teacher is going, but when I went in the closet to take inventory to do my purchase orders I felt like a kid in a candy shop. The last art teacher stock-piled major craft supplies and there are stacks and stacks of unopened supplies. I asked each of my classes, "If you could do anything at all in art next year, what would you want to do?" and I got pages and pages of great ideas. I also told them some of my ideas to see what they thought, and they loved them. Some of the graduating 8th graders even said they wished they were staying back so they could have me as an art teacher. So I'm sad to be losing my class and the current art teacher, but I'm really starting to get excited about teaching art next year.