Although the first day for faculty and freshmen came last week, yesterday was the first day when all who should be here were present at Weston High School. From where I sit, it was an especially smooth opening day. As is typical on our first day, all classes met — for all eight blocks — but for only 35 minutes each instead of the usual day of five blocks of 76 minutes each.
As usual, there were a few last-minute class changes, primarily kids moving into or out of honors. But no crises, as far as I know. My students all came to class ready to work, equipped with pencils, paper, and computers. This is, of course, Lake Wobegon. And the fact that this was the first time in decades when all my courses are honors classes might have had something to do with it, amirite?