Today we were celebrating positive behaviour and work habits by going swimming. The bus that was supposed to take us to the swimming pool, left without us. At first we weren't sure if we were early or late, but discovered the other classes forgot about us and didn't mention to the bus driver to wait. June brain! The amazing part is the students who were waiting didn't carry on and grumble or really blame anyone. We decided to make the most of the situation, and played outside during our "swimming time." We played Rock, Paper, Scissor Tag and played a fun game of soccer, most of us in bare feet because we had sandals or flip-flops on to go to the pool. We had a great afternoon, despite the disappointment. I was once again amazed with their dealings of the situation. Tomorrow we are going to have a pizza party to celebrate their positive attitude and their completion of their work! I am positively amazed!
Since I am on the topic of being positively amazed, I have to share a drawing that I made using mostly pointillism. Le Beau, our cat, when first born, was the most skittish, hissing kitten of the batch. One look at us, and he would bolt. He was also the tiniest, so my son named him after the character on Hogan's Heroes. The positively amazing thing is he became the most affectionate, friendly cat and would jump up on our laps, and purr and purr and lick and lick us. He has disappeared, but will be remembered always as positively amazing!
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