Welcome back, Pirates! It was nice to meet so many new people today. With 20 minute periods, our accomplishments were limited to taking attendance, handing out the course syllabus, previewing the class website, and creating a critter diagram. The critter diagram helps students share a bit about themselves with me and also introduces them to a technique for organizing information. Next week, we will learn about systems and networks, and the critter diagram will provide students with a reference for discussing the concepts of nodes and edges in a network.