BACK TO SCHOOL! When we first moved to Sonoma County we moved to an area that did NOT fit our yearly salaries. The wee one started attending a school where she was immediately judged. I homeschooled kindergarten and well that was greatly looked down upon. After a few weeks we were informed that she should be moved down from first grade back to kindergarten. WHAT! When I asked for solutions I was given none by her teacher. I was told she would just have to struggle. My bright, full of energy wee one's soul was being crushed slowly. She called herself a failure everyday. Those are words we never spoke to her. It was clear that this Distinguished California School was not a good fit. We were told that the children in her first grade class had been together since Pre K and have been learning together since a young age. Well excuse me if I'm not raising a career student. It is first grade! Well luckily we were able to blow that popsicle stand before the end of first grade. Thanks to our amazing neighbor in the new neighborhood we bought a house in we are in an amazing school. She helped us with securing a spot at the school she taught first grade in. The wee one is thriving there! They saw where she was struggling and taught her as an individual student. They took the time. They cared. They are helping our wee one grow into a confident young person. On day 98 I am thankful for a new school year in a school that will help make my daughter a confident and positive thinking individual. Here is to 2nd grade! We are moving forward and not backward.