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That’s the Ticket

Beauty in the day: he approached me in the office, Mr. I-Used-to-Be-a-Kindergartener-but-Things-Have-Changed-and-Now-I’m-a-First-Grader. “Ms. Nordstrom, did you see Ms. Harrington’s class at the fire drill?”
“Yes, I did.”
“Can you believe what a good job they did?”
Well, they certainly HAD, along with all the other classes, so I was able to agree on this point.
“Ms. Simmons’ class (his class) decided to write them a Golden Eagle Ticket. I mean, they are KINDERGARTENERS!!!”
Mr. Things-Have-Changed got to deliver the Golden Ticket, and as far as he’s concerned, that ticket is his, too.
That’s how it is when you pay a compliment to someone. You get paid back in happiness.

Gold Rush

Beauty in the day: kids earn Eagle Tickets at my school. But as a CLASS, you can earn GOLDEN Eagle Tickets. We have this big poster-chart, and every day kids come in as classroom representatives to put a stamp on their chart. Today a happy kindergartener came in and announced that this was the 2nd Golden Eagle Ticket for them on the same day. He was all puffed up with pride. He looked at me with a smile that looked like the Cat who had eaten the canary, beckoned to me, and erupted with: “Did we hit the Motherlode, or WHAT?!!?!?!?”