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Welcome to 2nd Grade!

September 10, 2015

Sophie started second grade this week and I’m a bit in shock that I have a such a “grown up” kid! She has a teacher who has high energy, which Sophie will respond well to. She’s known to expect a lot of the kids, which I appreciate. And the kids in the class are a great group. I think it’s going to be a great year for her!

She was beyond excited to go back to school. I think she had more energy and happiness after school on the first day than I saw all summer. I don’t have a lot of pleasant memories of my elementary school experience. So when Sophie started grade school, the one thing I wanted for her was to enjoy going to school. I’m so glad she does!

Something I realized after losing all my photos earlier this year is that I’m so thankful I’ve recorded these milestones on my blog. I am glad I took the time to “journal” all of Sophie’s first days of school and save photos here. I realize that not everyone cares when a blogger’s kid starts school. I know this post won’t “go viral” and I’m not expecting thousands of pageviews. And that’s perfectly fine with me. I never blogged for those reasons. I write here to share stories and moments that are precious to me. This is one of those moments.

My second grader.

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Sophie at her desk.

1st grade desk
School supplies.

school desk

And of course, a look back at previous first days of school. I love doing this each year. I use Picmonkey to create this if you want to make one for yourself.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 10, 2015 10:54 am

    How great is that timeline graphic? LOOOOVE that. Totally stealing that as Lulu just started kindergarten.

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      September 10, 2015 10:33 pm

      Thanks, Allison! I love making it each year and I’ve been known to do it for holidays too. I definitely think you should do it for Lulu!

  2. September 10, 2015 11:42 pm

    So big! I adore that you have pictures from every year. I wish I were that organized!

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