One thing that seems notable in retrospect is the book Lanza made as part of a class project in the fifth grade.
He then segued to talking about first meeting her when she was in second grade.
As a Teach For America 2011 corps member, I spent the last two years teaching 5th grade at a charter school in Harlem.
She had her first experience when she was in the ninth grade and could not stop afterward.
The second half of first grade, our son started reading the fine-print paragraphs on the cards.
He was fourteen then, and they started him in the first grade.
He rose from the ranks to his present grade, and in two years!
You know what italics mean—you learn that in the Second grade.
On that grade there will be no "cut" deeper than 19 feet at the apex and but one of that depth.
Texas cattle put the horse and his rider more on their mettle than these grade cattle.
1510s, "degree of measurement," from French grade "grade, degree" (16c.), from Latin gradus "step, pace, gait, walk;" figuratively "a step, stage, degree," related to gradi "to walk, step, go," from PIE *ghredh- (cf. Lithuanian gridiju "to go, wander," Old Church Slavonic gredo "to come," Old Irish in-greinn "he pursues," and second element in congress, progress, etc.).
Replaced Middle English gree "step, degree in a series," from Old French grei "step," from Latin gradus. Railway sense is from 1811. Meaning "class of things having the same quality or value" is from 1807; meaning "division of a school curriculum equivalent to one year" is from 1835; that of "letter-mark indicating assessment of a student's work" is from 1886 (earlier used of numerical grades). Grade A "top quality, fit for human consumption" (originally of milk) is from a U.S. system instituted in 1912.
1650s, "to arrange in grades," from grade (n.). Related: Graded; grading.