Spontaneous Sweetness

Today I'm excited because we have another winner of The Giant King; congratulations Susanna! Your name was drawn by the Gruener Generator from the reflections left on last Friday's PPBF post. We'll be in touch to get that book on its way to you. 

Didn't win this time? Don't forget that you have a chance to win a copy of the Auto B Good SMART-Board compatible digital workbook I helped write this summer by commenting on yesterday's post {here} before Tuesday the 30th at 6 pm central.

And are you ready for some Sunday Sweetner? I'm still on a sugar high because of the sweetest treat I got this week, this little box atop my desk on Wednesday with a handwritten post-it note:

Photo of Super Hero Cookies

Inside the gift box, I found these SUPER sugar cookies! Since I have several children named Sam on my campus and I couldn't really guess which one had done that for me, I had to wait until my mystery hero revealed herself. When she did come by, she had the sweetest smile!

That SMILE is Sam's Super Power!
Her mom told me that this first grader had decided all on her own (and quite out of the blue) that she wanted to share some of their coveted super hero cookies with me. She told her mom, "I want to give Mrs. Gruener some birthday cookies because she teaches us about having good character." It doesn't get much sweeter than that, and the fact that it connected to our Character Week Theme sent me soaring! So here's what I know: in true 
pay-it-forward fashion, this spontaneous surprise makes me want to bake something yummy and share the deliciousness with someone else. 
I wonder who might like a Rum Cake ...

Finally, it's the last Sunday of the month, and you know what that means? I'm guest posting for Michelle at Making It As A Middle School Teacher - look at the AdOrAbLe graphic she made for my visits! So why not leap on over to read my sportsmanship spot called Boo Who? now!


  1. How very sweet of Sam. You obviously make a big impact on those kids.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. Sam is beautiful inside and out. ♥ Heading over to read your Boo Who post...always looking for good sportsmanship lesson ideas!


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