First day jitters hit momma hard, but not her big second grader! A secret: I cried a few small tears. Yep. (Then I quickly got over it and went out for a pedicure while Louisa was at a cousin playdate).
Ella loves her teacher, and says she feels a real "connection" to Mrs. Johnson. Her favorite part of the day was "when we were actually learning something, which only happened once."
By the way, according to Ella, this was "the fastest summer ever."