Kids are growing up too fast, and I worry that entering 5th grade in such a bigger school setting will make her grow up even faster! They do say they still follow an elementary model, with having the same teacher for core classes and only switching for band, art, phy ed and foreign language. HOWEVER, if they ride the bus, they actually ride with high schoolers! What?! I can't see my little ten-year-old on a bus with high schoolers. Luckily I work part-time and I can drop her off in the morning.
Report for the day was a good one though which was reassuring. She had a great experience on her first day in her new school and she's very excited for the rest of the adventure coming ahead, like starting the flute and taking foreign language (exploring Spanish, German and Mandarin).
So, I guess I need to just relax and let her enjoy all
her new experiences and opportunities and make sure she's still my one and only baby at home.