Today was the first day of school. Instead of teaching Pre-Kindergarten, as I had expected, I was moved back to Kinder. My experiment I mentioned on Friday worked like a dream. I only had one crier, but often throughout the day I would see a student take out their family picture from their table bucket and keep it nearby as they did their desk work. Those pictures became their "emergency hug", and I'm definitely going to do the family portraits again next year!