As You Leave Elementary School

I’m reposting this because when I stumbled upon it last night it seemed like good timing to share again. This post is 2 years old, but I still feel the same about homeschooling. Jake is now finishing 7th grade and it’s really not as bad as I thought it would be. Downhill from here, right? 🙂

Sincerely Anna

Dear Jake,

It feels like yesterday that I looked at your cute little dimpled forehead for the first time.

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Gosh, I loved your dimply forehead.


And wasn’t it just five hours ago that you were in kindergarten?


It couldn’t have been five YEARS ago, right? It just doesn’t seem possible that elementary school is coming to a close. Your 5th grade year is nearly complete and middle school is fast approaching. And I’m slightly overwhelmed that you and I are at this point already.

If you don’t mind, let’s go back to kindergarten.


I remember this day clearly. I had a lesson plan and a window of time when your sister was taking a nap. You had a police hat, a magnifying glass, and a trash bag. And for some reason, a storage bin of various-sized tennis balls and such.

My lesson plan, I’m sure, did not include going outside…

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