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Handshakes, Smiles Begin Each Morning for Some Texas Kindergarteners

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    TMSG: Kindergarten Class Shake Hands, Smile Every Morning

    A kindergarten class in Keene ISD has a daily morning routine of shaking hands, making eye contact and smiling every day when they start class. (Published Friday, May 25, 2018)

    There are times when teachers may wonder, am I making a difference? 

    The emphatic truth is yes, and the proof is in the morning routine of a kindergarten class in the Keene Independent School District.

    Video of the morning ritual shows one student, Asher Bates, greeting his classmates at the door to start the day. Bates stands there proudly leading the routine his teacher put in place at the start of the school year.

    Asher and his classmates make eye-to-eye contact, shake hands and smile at each other. Some even lean in for a quick hug.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    "This is something we do every morning to start our day off on the right foot! Every child in my class does this," wrote Asher's teacher, Ashley Coston Taylor. "It’s amazing to see my Littles can do something now that they will use the rest of their life. And hopefully make them better people for it!!"

    Taylor, who has taught for 18 years, added, "when I see the direction the world is heading, it reminds me that what I am doing will make a difference!  #lovemylittles #bestwaytostartaday #nevertooyoungformanners"

    And, it reminds us, if we could only remember everything we learned in kindergarten.