You area kindergartner! It's so wild! You LOVE your class at PS 130. It's an integrated classroom, which means there are two teachers and an aide and some of the kids have special educational plans. Some of the kids are still working on using their words instead of their bodies, but you take it in stride and have become so strong in advocating for yourself and establishing boundaries. You are an excellent communicator!
Also this fall you started a special ballet class at the Y that's a little more advanced and progressive. You work hard in class, no more games and fluttering around. You spend time at the barre and work on things until you get better. You LOVE it. There have been some times where it's gotten hard and you've said it's not fun anymore, but when asked if you want to go back, the answer is always an immediate YES
You also started Girl Scouts! You're officially a Daisy Scout and you also LOVE this. At your first meeting you made a friendship bracelet, learned the Girl Scout Law and Pledge and got to meet your fellow troopmates. Many of them go to your school, two are in your class now. And about half go to other schools, so it's a fun way to meet new people. You see your troopmates on the playground after school and it's so fun to watch you expand your friend circle so much.
You're learning to read in school and it's amazing to watch you blossom into a full on school-aged kid. The reading is come slowly and you get frustrated at times, but really day to day you grasp more and more. You read to your sister, which is the sweetest. She adores you, Sweet Pea, and you are so good to her.