Summer is just about over. Kaitlyn had a rather busy summer between going to camp, going on vacation, and spending time in Iowa. It seems like the last day of school was just yesterday, and now the first day of school is less than a week away.
This past Sunday, Kaitlyn was Skyping with my parents, and the subject of the first day of school came up. They asked her if she was excited that school starts soon. Her answer was classic Kaitlyn.
“No, not really,” she said. That was an odd response given how much Kaitlyn loves school, so the logical follow-up question was posed. Why? “There’s no real learning the first week.” Makes sense. Kaitlyn went on to explain that, sure, you learn about your new classmates and your teacher, but you don’t really learn too much else.
Kaitlyn is not a real fan of wasting days not learning anything, which is the entire point of going to school in the first place. Despite the fact that Kaitlyn won’t be learning much (apparently) the first week, she’ll be there every day, paying attention, doing her best to learn about her classmates and teacher, and on any assignments she is given.
It’s hard to believe that fifth grade is right around the corner, but Amber and I are excited about what the year will bring for Kaitlyn. We know she’ll be challenged and she will grow, and she will work hard and excel. Most of all, Kaitlyn will continue to do her best, and Amber and I will be with her every step of the way, supporting and encouraging her.