First grade is the earliest year of school I can recall in vivid detail. If you’d ever like to hear my first grade stories, be sure to check out my upcoming podcast (maybe). This was the year first year we had to wear our catholic school uniform, the first year where we had desks instead of collaborative tables, and the first year that we didn’t have naps built into our school day. Needless to say, I still long for those mid-day naps. It was also the first year where you had homework and had lunch with the older grades. My first grade year was a crucial milestone in my educational career and one in which would shape me for years to come.