The hum and buzz of the holiday season can be overwhelming for new teachers and young children.  I assure teachers that January will come and they will be amazed.  The world outside will be overcast and wet but inside, children will come to circle time, they will listen and respond, they will be excited to be back to school with friends, their play will head in a new direction.  I am often met with tired eyes and disbelief but here we are – January has arrived and life in the classroom is settling into a new routine.