My mom is probably singing the Rogers and Hammerstein song right now.
There's a lot of "getting to know you" going on right now. We are living in a new place, in new surroundings, with new transportation, new time zone, and with 39 new students and 2 new faculty couples. Not to mention the way things are done here, while not new by any stretch of the imagination, is all new to us!
We have a retreat planned for this weekend in the Austrian Alps, where we hope to get to know each other better. We are merging two groups of people and today they seem to be sticking with who they already know. The hope is that after the retreat we change from being "us" and "them" to being "we." I have met the students but I'm finding it difficult to remember names. They all sort of look the same at this point! Once I get to know their individual personalities I should do better with names. They are all excited about being here and I am too- that's the best part!