You are six years old!!
Indeed she must be to have produced such a beautiful little girl. My wish for your birth-mom and dad is the same every year: that they know you are well and that you are loved.
You have told me that math is one of your favorite subjects. You have been working on addition with multiple addends and the Hundred Board materials. You are also learning the decimal system and you have improved greatly in writing your numbers.
In Chinese language, you have a great interest in practicing Pinyin. You are currently working on compound vowels and writing the Chinese characters of your name. You have mastered writing your name in Pinyin though. And you are speaking much more Mandarin to your teachers.
In Cultural subjects, you are very interested in making maps and art remains a favorite area of study.
In general remarks it was noted that you are very observant and sensitive to changes in the environment. You are always the first one to notice a new work in the classroom and in getting to use it right away. You are very hard working, eager to learn. You love to sing and have memorized all the songs, usually after only hearing it once or twice. You have become quite the leader with the little ones and love to hold the rope and lead everyone to the playground for recess.
Outside of school, we had another chance to do art, this time at the Children's museum. We were the last ones in the class as you and Kate made Thanksgiving cards for your teachers.
We were talking about what a Chinese word meant, a word that I had learned but promptly forgotten.
Me: This is why I want you to learn Chinese while you're young and your brain is still spongy. When you get older, your brain gets harder and things don't stay in there as easily.
You: That's weird because aren't parents supposed to know better?
Happy birthday my love! You are six years old and growing up into a lovely little girl.