On Friday I went back to Willow Dale Elementary, this time to visit with Mrs. Totans' Second Grade Class. What a great group of students! I extended my stay because so many children wanted to decorate a second heart for the homeless at Saint John's Hospice in Philadelphia. Everyone created wonderful and also very original "phrases of praise" for their hearts. I was very impressed. I even decided to use one as an example for future classes. It was fun reading Peacock Parade to the students. The fan was blowing cool air on me, so I had that "wind-blown" look and I was wearing my wild gladiator sandals. Perfect!!! Mrs. Totans let the children use some special stencils to add a nice touch to the hearts. While I was there, I learned about the children's backpack through Europe project. They sample foods from each country they "visit." I believe Italy was up next. Sounds like a good time to me! Thanks everyone for another warm welcome at Willow Dale!!