While the first days of school are often a bit chaotic as we set routines, form friendships, and readjust in general from the summer break, these days have been a blast. Children are smiling and laughing and learning. Teachers are even more eager to teach in classrooms set up for face-to-face instruction we’ve missed over the last couple of years, off and on. Parents are as supportive as ever. There is a feeling of potential in the air, of hope and confidence, and a culture of collaboration since we’re all back together again. All that after only a week (and two days)!