My (nearly) 6-year-old niece started first grade today. I am still getting used to the idea of our baby girl spearheading her way through these kinds of milestones for the newest generation of our family. But once I get over that initial shock I think, how fun! For me, the first day of school meant new clothes, exercise books full of fresh pages, a pencil case containing a rainbow of colouring implements, and nervous excitement about the year ahead.
I can only hope that the next 12+ years will leave my niece educated, enlightened, and enthusiastic about learning and life.
First grade is always an exciting year, and it was a big deal for 5-year-old me… Continue reading