32 years ago, Grade One changed my life. All of a sudden, life revolved around a predetermined schedule, with teachers and new friends widening the social net beyond parents and siblings. Eventually, homework and extracurricular activities like music and sports would become a constant focus. And no more sleeping in!
This year, Grade One is changing my daughter’s life the same way it changed mine so long ago. It is interesting to watch this change, to compare her experience with my own, and to live it all again with a totally different perspective. What memories and feelings will come back to me, triggered by her experience? And what won’t come back? Riley LOVES school; I have no recollection of how I felt about Grade One. Will all the stuff she is enjoying now be eventually forgotten?
32 years later, and Grade One is changing my life again. All of a sudden, life revolves around a predetermined schedule, with teachers and other parents widening the social circle. Already, homework and extracurricular activities have become a constant focus. And no more sleeping in!