Though Labor Day comes so late this time around, it’s really back to school with a vengeance.  Notwithstanding the tragic dearth of really good girl-themed lunchboxes (or so declares an acquaintance of mine, with seven-year-old twin daughters), the wheel is rolling: notebooks, crayons, sports physicals, lesson plans, the smell of clean hallways, the silence before the rush. Happy New Year, all students and teachers.  I hope to be both learning (French) and teaching (writing) right alongside you this year. lunchbox