This episode mainly focuses on Laura and Caroline Ingalls.
It’s Mary and Laura’s first day of school…only Laura doesn’t want to go. She doesn’t like the idea of spending time away from home, but she makes a promise to her father saying that she would. When they reach school, they meet the snobbish Nellie Oleson, a student who passes remarks at them. Mary and Laura enjoy their first day of school except for their encounter with Nellie. The next day Laura even has a fight with Nellie to teach her a lesson. Caroline goes to the Oleson store to sell her eggs, but Mrs. Oleson acts arrogant and buys her eggs for a cheap price. The next day Caroline decides to get even in Mrs. Oleson’s game and sells her eggs for a reasonable price. Now as the days pass, the school children each have to write an essay and recite it in front of the townsfolk. Mary writes about how they came to live in Walnut Grove, whereas Laura tells a touching speech about her mother.
This is one of my favorite episodes. It is has humor, touching moments, good storyline and a good moral to go with it. The scene in the ending where Laura recites her essay is really touching. I would definitely watch this episode more than once.