Joy now leaves bear at home but always brings either tiny baby or chrysanthemum with her. A few days ago when I told her to get dressed because we were leaving for school she said "how many more times do I have to go to school?" The answer is many many many days (probably 20+ years left) sweetheart.
Joy now stays for school lunch. She wanted to since the first week of school but I thought it would make the day too long. It only adds about 40 min but she loves it!