On the first day of school, way back in August, each child in our class made a time capsule. The time capsules were a fun way to get to know each other and document our starting points for the year. They included items such as handprint cutouts, strings to measure the heights of each child, and several drawings and writing samples from our fresh-out-of-kindergarten first graders. In these final days of school, we have opened our time capsules to compare where we are now with where we were then.
The height-measurement strings proved to be a favorite item from the time capsules. It was so amazing to see that the same yarn that reached the top of their heads in August would only stretch to the tops of their ears now! This wasn't the case for every child, of course, but for most of our students, the growth evidenced from this little piece of string really was astounding. They have grown in so many ways in the past nine months, but this string was the most obvious evidence of that physical growth.
I absolutely love their little faces in these pictures. You can see how excited and proud they were to actually see their growth. Sweet moments.