The first week of school is in the books. Even though my class sizes are bigger, it feels like a good group of kids, much better vibe than last year. We're still in the honeymoon period, but my instincts are usually pretty good.
I actually had a first this year. I always start out with student interviews. The kids interview a classmate and then they present that person to the whole class. I realize this is a nerve-wracking experience for the kids, so I offer extra credit if they volunteer to come up. I've never had an entire class volunteer until this year. Just one of many signs that have me cautiously optimistic.
With school back in session, that means the football season is right around the corner. I've written about Brett Favre before, but in honor of his 20th season, I thought I'd say a few things about the ol' gunslinger.
I'm glad Favre's back. Love him or hate him, the guy is flat-out entertaining. Favre and the Vikings put a beat down on the Packers last year, and if the Packers want to be a serious Super Bowl contender they need to beat Minnesota with #4 under center. I'm sure Favre will play well, he always does. Just remember Vikings fans, the plot may change somewhat, but the ending with Favre is always the same. Heartbreak City. If you're like me, you'll love him anyway.