The beginning of a new year has inspired us to stop and reflect on how much we have grown in kindergarten. We began our new year by reading Peter's Chair, by Ezra Jack Keats, a story about a young boy who grows up and has to come to terms with the fact that getting older means growing too big for the things he once used. Many children made personal connections to this story as they, too, have had to pass along their items to younger brothers or sisters. Our writing this week took the shape of "When I was a baby I could not...but now I can...". Children then began setting their sites on things they can get better at this year. The children have shown so much pride as they realize how capable they are despite being only 5 and 6 years old.