I want to keep a positive attitude; I really do. But it's getting harder this year, and it's only three weeks in. I am very concerned. Not only for my own mental well-being, but the learning for the kids. "New" ain't always "improved," and too much/too soon with little heads-up is a dangerous combination. But I am enjoying the in-class work and lessons and students much more than in previous years. :silverlining: