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May 9 , 2004
When I was young, one of my favorite toys was a little baking set. You could make miniature cakes from miniature cake mixes and bake them in miniature cake pans. When they cooled, you would frost them with a tiny amount of frosting. I loved to cook as a child, but I wasn't sure how universal this interest was for children. However, Thursday, as the children entered my room, they started talking about making my banana split recipe at home.
It started with the girls. One approached me and announced that her family made my banana split the night before. I asked her if she liked it and she said she did. I asked if she made it exactly as described in the book and her answer was, "Yes." But I responded with, "There is a lot of fruit and very little ice cream," and she said that she thought it was delicious this way. Later, during the club, I asked the kids if they had tried the banana split. Many hands went up.
Making a mileage folder look like the cover of Happy Feet, Healthy Food
We are training for a 1-K run to celebrate our 10 weeks of running club. So Thursday, we didn't play a game. We went out to the field to start building endurance. We stayed together for the first two laps. We jogged one lap. Then we walked a lap. The last lap was free choice. The kids could sprint, run, jog, or walk. The eager children went first, then the rest of us fell into place and we were off. Everyone was happy and we all got plenty of exercise and hopefully started learning that pacing is crucial for comfortably finishing a long distance.
I would like to mention that we had visitors from the Hartford Courant. The children were very talkative and wanted everyone to know how Happy Feet, Healthy Food and the running club have changed their lives. They spoke with enthusiasm about their new found love for fruit and exercise.
A misplaced folder becomes an opportunity to help each other.
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