I always run into former students at Target & Wal*Mart. Today's shopping experience was a bit unique, though. I turned around when I heard people shouting, "Mr. A!!!" I had a huge smile on my face when I realized it was a brother and sister who've both been former 2nd graders of mine. The brother is going to be a freshman in high school and the sister is going into middle school. They were both great kids and I was happy to see that they're respectful teenagers. Anyway, mom let me know that the "baby" of the family is going to be in my 2nd grade class this year (she apparently already made arrangements with the front office). She said, "I'm so happy that all of my kids will have had you for a 2nd grade teacher!" I told her I was looking forward to meeting her youngest child and that we were going to have a great year together! :thumb: As I was leaving the store, I thought to myself: "Wow--where have the years gone???"