Author’s Note: Just in case you didn’t get this, when I was supposed to be in fourth grade, I went to China for one year, retaking third grade there because my Chinese was really bad. Then when I got back, I had the choice of either taking fourth grade because I didn’t take it yet or I could just continue like normal and take fifth grade. Either way would have worked fine because I was a lot younger than most fifth graders and would have been just right if i had taken fourth grade. I still chose fifth grade. And my first day of fifth grade was not as miserable as it sounds.