It’s hard to believe, but Kaitlyn has finally entered the homestretch of elementary school. Six years sure have flown by. Kaitlyn has come so far as a person and a student during the past six years, and Amber and I certainly have grown as parents during that time.
We’ve seen Kaitlyn grow from a shy little girl who really had trouble adjusting (though we are still thankful to this day that her kindergarten teacher helped make the transition easy) to a little girl who participates in a speech contest, has a speaking role in a school performance, and who has made an incredible impression on the teachers at her school. It has been great to have a front row seat, and while there have been bumps along the way, it certainly has been quite the ride.
Today was the first day back to school from spring break, and as if to drive the point home to us, Kaitlyn had to turn in her course request form for middle school today. For the core academic courses, Kaitlyn has been recommended for gifted courses, which is really not much of a surprise. A half a year of PE is required as an elective, and Kaitlyn got to list her top 5 choices to fill out the rest of her electives. Kaitlyn is certainly content, with some encouragement from us, to take courses that while challenging, will offer her somewhat of a break from the grind of her gifted courses.
There are still a few things for Kaitlyn to focus on before she crosses the finish line of elementary school, including her science fair project and a field trip to Sea World. Amber and I are not really in a hurry for the last of Kaitlyn’s 1,080 days of elementary school to be over, but we are excited for what the future holds for her.