We just completed the 3rd week of school. (I say "we" because you know a mom goes through it all with them!). There have been plenty of funny stories, laughs, tears, snack preparations (2 snacks a day!), and good talks on the walk to and from school. This has provided great cultural insights for us all.
The 2 big kids just received the results of their 1st semester tests and they passed (of course, it is 1st grade!). It's pretty humbling though when I need a "free translation" to read the teacher's comments. Maybe I should sit in their class too!