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She killed Grade 1

The school year is over.  In the blink of an eye, 10 months passed and my little lady is heading off down the path to grade 2.

Grade 1, by the numbers:

– 1 new school

– 2 new teachers

– 3 lost teeth (in 3 different places: Virginia, Ottawa and Saskatoon)

– read countless (literally) chapter books

– made tons of new friends

– played on 2 soccer teams

– 8 plane rides

– 2 AMAZING report cards

-2 very proud parents

The decision to change Jaia’s school was not an easy one.  If you know Dan and I, we are not very spontaneous people when it comes to the really big decisions.  (After actually creating a spreadsheet) we eventually decided that it was in Jaia’s best interest to start at a new school.

The first few days were challenging, but since then, there was no doubt that we made the right choice.  Everything just seemed to fit.  And Jaia, well, she was off making new friends and excelling in school with very little but encouragement from us.  School is just her thing.  She loves everything about it (at least for a few more years…)

And here we are wondering where the months went.  Without changing *that* much physically since September, Jaia is certainly a different little person.  She’s bright and charming and hilarious.  She’s quiet and confident and brave I have no doubt that she’ll approach grade 2 with the same level of excitement as she did grade 1.

Until then, SCHOOL’S OUT!  Let the fun begin!

And just for fun, here is last year’s side by side.

And here she is on her first day of JK

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