Last year, 2nd grade had the latest recess/lunch & 1st grade had the next to latest. These guys are used to going out late ~ meaning noon. This year we have the first recess/lunch which means we go out at 11:00.
One of my students did not show up on the first day of school because he was sick, so yesterday was his first day. We were in the middle of drawing pictures to use to tell a story when I looked at the clock and realized it was time to go. I told everyone we needed to go to recess. This little guy looked up shocked and exclaimed (loudly & excitedly), "I love second grade! I can't believe it's recess already."
I can't believe I got my first full belly laugh on the second day of school.
This is gonna be a good year.