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From the Mouth of Babes: Preschool New Year’s Resolutions

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As each new year begins, it’s a common practice for adults to establish some New Year’s resolutions. But, did you know that kids make plans to do new things better and differently in the new year, too? We asked The Gardner School students at several of our schools to share their goals for the coming year, and here are a few of the responses that will leave you inspired, impressed, and entertained. Happy New Year!

Dublin

Ethan, Age 3 – I want to help my baby sister learn and grow.

Arjen, Age 4 – I want to do more baking…maybe?

Nolan, Age 3 – I want to have more fun!

Brigid, Age 2 – I want to pet donkeys.

Anderson, Age 4 – I want to go to the zoo more.

Addie, Age 6 – I want to sleep better!

Henson, Age 2 – I like mac and cheese.

Layan, Age 6 – I want to learn how to be a better reader.

Franklin

Adalynn, Age 4 – I want to help kids…like give poor kids my old toys to make them happy. 

Jax, Age 4 – I want to be more helpful.  

Raph, Age 5 – I want to help my friends clean up more. 

Ava, Age 4 – I want to help my mommy more. 

Kenzie, Age 4 – I want to be good to my mommy. 

Ross, Age 5 – I want to help my friend Wyatt.

Herndon

Jyothi, Age 5 – I would like to speak on a microphone in the New Year.

Kristen, Age 4 – I want to go see fireworks for the New Year.

Marleigh, Age 5 – I would like to play in the New Year. I would like to get better at hula-hooping.

Anicah, Age 4 – I would like to learn how to ride a new bike in the New Year.

Tobias, Age 4 – In the New Year, I want to give presents to all my friends in my class.

Saharsh, Age 4 – I want to learn how to lift heavy rocks.

Aarav, Age 4 – I want to eat popcorn in the New Year.

Charlie, Age 4 – I want to play basketball in the New Year.

Louisville

Noelle, Age 4 – I would like to skate to school. 

Harper, Age 5 – I want to go Disney World because I have not been there. 

Aubrey, Age 4 – I want to have a pajama party. 

Patrick, Age 5 – I sometimes lose focus—actually, every day. I want to focus more. 

Addison, Age 4 – I would like to build something. 

Joseph, Age 4 – I want to fly on an airplane with my family. 

Lucy, Age 4 – I want to bring my pets to school and dress them up. 

Elijah, Age 4 – I want to work out more with my mommy, daddy, and doggy. We like to run. 

Braxton, Age 4 – I want to ride my bike by myself.

Nashville

Layton, Age 2 – I want to go to the dentist and brush my teeth. 

Karter, Age 2 – I want to go fishing! 

Hazel, Age 4 – I want to play more with my mommy. 

Max, Age 5 – I want to learn how to go faster! 

Nash, Age 4 – I want to play hide-n-seek! 

Avery, Age 4 –I want to play with my mommy more! 

West Loop

Elena, Age 4 – I’m going to go to my friend Ella’s house. 

Harper, Age 4 – I want to paint a new picture in my house. 

Aanya, Age 4 – I’m going to the park. 

Jack, Age 4 – I want to go to Michigan. 

Bella, Age 4 – I want to go to Cancun and Texas and Florida. 

Taking on a different twist to looking at New Year’s resolutions, our students from The Gardner School of Lincoln Park in Chicago made a “wishing tree” to learn about resolutions. In efforts to not jinx the wishes from coming true, they decided to stay hush-hush on their wishes. We’ll be sure to follow up with them in the new year to see how things are coming along!