My youngest daughter, Annika, starts Kindergarten in two weeks. Exactly. But first, she starts 1st grade.
I know it's a weird way for a kid to go to school, but I think it's going to work out fine. See, Annika is smart. Freakishly smart. Today she read, "And it came to pass that when Jesus had spoken those words, he touched every one of them save it were the three who were to tarry, and then he departed." (3 Nephi 28:12) The only word she didn't know? Tarry. No pausing, no sounding out. It's hard to believe unless you hear her for yourself.
So one week from today, she'll be going to 1st grade for 1 hour and 15 min. Literacy time. I'm hoping it will help her not be so bored in school. Once Kindergarten starts, she will be going from 1st grade to Kindergarten where she'll be until lunch-time when I get to pick her up and take her home.
And you know what? She's bummed that she can't go to school any longer. That she can't eat lunch at school and own a lunch box. I've told her it's just too darn bad. She doesn't get to grow up THAT fast.