If you were here last year, you might remember that Dash took a while to settle in to elementary school. Let's just say he fears change. On the first morning he clung to me piteously, and I left the classroom with him crying under his desk, where he remained for two hours until the teacher told him it was against the rules to be under the desks.
Today, I was pretty confident that he'd be fine. He took the new room and the new teacher in his stride, and wasn't fazed by the fact that none of his particular friends from kindergarten or nursery school are in his class this year.
So first grade is looking good on all fronts.