One morning, Ginger went into her pen all by herself as I was getting ready for work. Usually, only goes in by enticing her with a treat. Guess she was ready for some sleep with her blankets!

Some thoughts from Ginger:

“Why do you keep staring at me?”

“I’m cute, don’t you think?”

“Is it not okay that I just want to be comfortable?”

“Is there a problem?”

“Are you going to close the door?”

“Are you leaving so I can get some sleep?”

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A Smile

In the hallway today, I saw a student that I had in Kindergarten last year. I haven’t seen him in awhile. So just seeing him made me smile. He was telling me about his broken finger. 🙁 Then, as we were ready to part ways, he said, “nice hair cut!” So sweet! I got my hair cut a few weeks ago. Inches came off. I thought it is nice of him to notice and say something. Not something adults often notice! He was very observant and kind to say it looked nice!

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Happy Birthday Cayden

Today is my favorite little man’s birthday!

Your smile is so big and bright

You are the sweetest boy in sight

You always live life to the fullest

You are the absolute coolest

You never let life get you down

You always find a way to make everyone laugh that is around

You are a warrior and inspiration

A true hero who surpasses anyone’s expectation

I can’t believe you are already ten

How small and young you were back then

You are my favorite little man

I am your biggest fan

As you celebrate your special day today

Remember you are so very loved in every way!!!

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Dessert Course

Time for the dessert course at The Melting Pot. Chocolate Fondue. TO DIE FOR!!! Usually, we get The Original (milk chocolate with crunchy peanut butter). I still browsed the menu anyway. Then…



Banana Fosters Fondue?!?!?

We just HAD to try it.

What could go wrong?

White chocolate with banana, caramel, and cinnamon!


Our decision definitely was the right one! DELICIOUS!!!! So glad we decided to try something new!

Matt is eager to dig into the scrumptious dessert! What a amazing treat!

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Ten Positives for a Friday

Today’s slice is inspired by Macrush53 and her Ten Things Thursdays. I decided to do Ten Positive Things for a Friday!

1. Dunkin’ Donuts for breakfast! I always treat myself to DD every Friday!

2. Students recognized bagpipes in the story for read aloud today. We have been discussing bagpipes and the Irish Heritage. They were listening!

3. A friend gave me a hug to get me through the rest of the day and hoped I would feel better soon.

4. I was able to have adult talk at lunch with a friend.

5. I had ziti for lunch that my best friend had made and gave me some! Delicious!

6. Talked with our Librarian about a project we are teaming up together to do with my class. We are so excited about seeing the results! I introduced the project yesterday and a student already shared a word he wanted for his word collection (creativity). Yay!!! The Word Collector by Peter H. Reynolds is a MUST READ!!!

7. My K writers made great leprechaun drawings and wrote great stories and facts about their leprechaun!

8. Special treats for St. Patrick’s Day. I chose a shamrock cookie and a green Rice Krispie treat! Yum!

9. A student accomplished creating an ABC book about Halloween (All the letters, A-Z, related to Halloween, too!). He continued with it for a few weeks and today he was our author and shared it with the whole class. He was so happy to share. So proud!

10. The weekend is here. It was only a 2 day week for me with being sick, but man it felt like a full one then some!

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Back to Work

It was back to work finally after having the flu. Saturday a trip to Rediclinic and Tuesday a trip to family doctor. After lots of medications later, I’m on the mend (finally)! Not 100%, could be a bit a longer, but functioning at least again.

Here is what it looked and sounded like as my kindergarten kiddos walked in this morning:

“Mrs. Keller, you’re back!”

Receiving lots of hugs

“Mrs. Keller is back!” (friends sharing with each other as they came in the door)

“I’m so happy you’re back, Mrs. Keller! I have a tear!”

Smiles (lots of smiles)

Students hugging each other in happiness

Student giving me a card:

(She couldn’t wait to show me the U.S.A.)

And an email I received from a parent after sending an email to all parents this afternoon:

So nice to be missed!!! 😀 What a nice welcome back!

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A tribute to my amazing best friend who by heart we are truly sisters. Cindy is the most supportive, loving, thoughtful, generous, loyal, understanding, and amazing person. We can talk about anything and everything. She is a true blessing to have in my life. I know I’ll be forever grateful and I cherish our friendship always and forever.

Here is an acrostic poem about Cindy:

Compassionate and creative

Intelligent and inspiring

Nonjudgmental and noteworthy

Determined and delightful

You’re so genuine

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