The Open House was a success. I have a strong feeling that the year is going to be fun. The new crew of Thirdlanders came in with their supplies today. While I mixed and mingled, they put their supplies away calmly and cheerfully. They all seemed nice as can be. One little guy was a bit sad because his friend was in another class. I held up my hand and said, "I am now taking a solemn oath that your Third Grade year is going to be awesome." He gave me a high five on my oath hand, so I think we're going to be fine. Check back tomorrow for an update on the first day of my 33rd year of teaching.