Cutout letters, colorful borders, and a laminating machine were some of my favorite school supplies during the years I taught fifth grade. The day after school ended each June, my mind went immediately to the next September. I was all about decorating my classroom. Each year had to top the year before! There had to be a theme, the bulletin boards had to coordinate, basically it had to be a wow! Every year, the headmaster of our school chose a Bible verse to be the school verse for the year. One particular year the chosen verses were Deuteronomy 6:4-5: Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. I love those verses! Jesus goes on in the New Testament to say that is the first and greatest commandment.