I can hardly comprehend that Kirsten has finished first grade. It was such an incredibly wonderful year for her. She has learned so much and grown so much. On Thursday they had their class party. It just happened to be at the same time as my conference period, so I was able to run over and help with her party. On Friday they had their Celebration of Learning. Katie insisted on sitting with Kirsten during the presentation. This is Kirsten and her friend, Hope. She moved here in February and Kirsten took it upon herself to welcome her to school, show here around and be her friend. She asked the teacher if she could sit by her in class and at lunch so the she would feel welcome. She is so kind and always reaches out to those around her that she senses need help or a friend. That is something that I could never teach her here at home.