For all of you who have already gone back to school, I hope you had an easy start to your year. If you haven't started yet, enjoy the rest of your summer! As I said before, my class is really a good group of kids. I actually look forward to going to work each day (which wasn't necessarily the case last year). Anyway, I wanted to share what one of my students said yesterday. We were talking about how to make 5 tally marks (since it was the 5th day of school). After reviewing this skill, one of my little sweeties said, "I always wondered how to make 'Italian' marks!"