Well ladies and gentlemen I just completed my first day with students. I looped with several (14) of my students from 2nd grade. I had 7 new students added to my class. We had our first day yesterday and it was WONDERFUL. I spent 1/2 the time that I had intended teaching rules and procedures because they remembered what I expect and filled in the new students before I even covered it. I was able to get a small oral reading assessment that I didn't think I would get to until the middle of next week and the same for math. If yesterday was any indication about how the rest of the year is going to go then it is going to be the best year yet out of 12. I was so much less stressed compared to some of my teammates that I kind of felt bad. One of them was talking about a small situation and I couldn't say that it had happened in my class. So if you ever have a good class and are offered the opportunity to loop then you need to jump at the chance. It is AWESOME.