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Welcome to Moose Jaw

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I have traveled to two different schools in Canada through Skype over the past 2 days.  What a fantastic experience.  Both of the classrooms had 1st grade and 2nd grade students in them and they were both filled with wonderful learners.

I had the wonderful opportunity to talk about friendship in Moose Jaw today and the funniest thing is that when I started to look for pictures for this blog I found one that said, “Welcome to Moose Jaw the Friendly City. I have a feeling that these kids know a lot about friendship because before we began they told me that a good friend is someone who never lets you down and goes to your house and plays with you.  From the book The Gordon Star we learned that friendship is being kind to others, saying nice things to each other, and helping each other out.  It may even include being funny.  (I know I don’t like boring people, so I like the characteristic of being funny).

This concept of friendship is so important.  We don’t choose our friends based off of what people look like and the things that they have, but the wonderful inner qualities that each of them holds.  That was evident by the students responses today in Mr. Silverside’s class.  You can take a peak at this wonderful experience. 

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