difficult child was surprisingly calm. The only thing that he was worried about was that he didn't have a map of the school (he carries a school map and his schedule in his pocket all year long, even though he doesn't look at it after the second week or so). I suggested that he go to the guidance office and see if he can get one there and he thought that was a good idea, so I never heard another word about it. He left for the bus stop and his friend was walking to the bus stop, too, so they walked together. He didn't even have a fit about having to start school and walk to the bus stop in the pouring rain! I got easy child's teacher assignment the other day and I honestly could not be happier with who he go. difficult child had this same teacher when he was in first grade (easy child is starting 3rd) and she is perfect for him. Actually, I think that any kid would do well with this teacher. If I could have had her follow difficult child through the remainder of his elementary school years, I would have! easy child knows who she is because she taught first grade when he was in first, so he's at least familiar with her. He told me this morning that he was nervous about starting school because he was afraid that he would have trouble with the work, but I assured him that his teacher would do everything she could to help him, and that we were going to get have the evaluations done and we would be able to get to the bottom of everything. He seemed okay and was excited when it was time to leave for the bus stop, despite the pouring rain. All in all, a good start to the first day. May they all start this well.