Yesterday was the 100th Day of kindergarten at Duckie's school and I volunteered for the 4th year in a row. I spent the last few years working with the mom of Duckie's kindergarten teacher at the "the cookie station". The kids decorated two sugar cookies each and had a blast. Well, the teachers changed it up this year and we had "the trailmix station" instead. The kids completed a worksheet drawing 10 of each of the 10 items they would put into their trailmix, then we helped them fill their baggies with their 100 items. It was fun. So... Duckie's school has three self-contained classrooms, the students are from our district and surrounding districts. One student is a kindergartner and so his whole class participated. There are 4 students, a teacher, a classroom aide and a personal aide (an incredible 4:3 ratio!). The teacher approached us about having the class come in when the other classes were in lunch so they could complete their tasks in a calmer environment. We said "Of course!" and had the pleasure of working with 4 of the most polite and hard-working kids you'd find anywhere. And, upon leaving, they even said "thank you". I wish I knew their moms so I could tell them what great kids they have!