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Keep on Going!

April 28, 2016
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Hi from McPopper Children’s Hospital! It’s Lily at the computer, and I hope you’re having a great week. Today I wanted to focus on how important it is to never give up. There may be times when you’re faced with challenges, and things may be hard and difficult, but that doesn’t mean you can’t achieve what you’d like to achieve. Sometimes you have to risk failing in order to accomplish something, but the only way you can learn and grow is by taking that leap. Never stop believing in yourself! You are truly special and unique. When you have faith in yourself and your abilities, the sky’s the limit!

And don’t forget…have a critterrific day!

 

Poets Galore

April 21, 2016
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Hey, what’s up? It’s me, Max, and I hope you’re having an awesome day. April is National Poetry Month! And I have so many favorite poets, including Shel Silverstein, Jack Prelutzky, A.A. Milne, and X.J. Kennedy. Do you have any favorite poets? The great thing about poetry is that you can tell a story, introduce an idea, and describe all sorts of things however you’d like. There are no rules when it comes to poetry! You can never be wrong. Your poem can rhyme if you want it to, but it doesn’t have to. It can be really long or really short. It can be about anything and everything. And you can even write a poem from the point of view of an animal or an object, like a goldfish or a clock!

We hope you read and write a lot of poems this month!

Bye for now!

A Laughing Matter

April 13, 2016
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Hi from McPopper Children’s Hospital! It’s Lily at the computer, and I hope you’re having an awesome day. Did you know that tomorrow is International Moment of Laughter Day? And as you probably guessed, Dr. Duck Ling is super-duper excited. He just loves telling jokes so much that tomorrow is one of his favorite days of the entire year! He is going to put on a stand-up comedy show in the playroom for me, Max, Nurse Samantha, and the rest of the Hospital Critterz. I wonder what jokes he’s going to tell…I can’t wait to laugh! Or really, “quack” up!

We hope you have a truly critterrific International Moment of Laughter Day. Be sure to post your jokes on our blog!

Basketball Heroes

April 6, 2016
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Hey, what’s up? It’s me, Max, and I hope you’re having an awesome day. Speaking of awesome, did you happen to watch the Men’s NCAA Tournament championship game where Villanova played the University of North Carolina? It was a game like no other, because Villanova’s player, Kris Jenkins, hit a buzzer-beater three-pointer to win the game. I’ve never seen a shot like that before. It was unbelievable…except that I saw it so I believe it! Congratulations to both teams for such a memorable game and terrific tournament. It was so fun to watch. I can’t wait until next year’s March Madness!

Bye for now!

Kindness Counts

March 30, 2016
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Hi from McPopper Children’s Hospital! It’s Lily at the computer, and I hope you’re having a great day. I wanted today’s post to be about the importance of being kind to others, because all to often, people can be disrespectful, mean, rude, and treat others poorly. Have you ever teased someone? Ignored someone? Or said hurtful things? While we can’t alter our past behavior, we can apologize, learn from it, and vow to make a change going forward. We all have the power to be the very best version of ourselves, and that starts with treating others with kindness, respect, and compassion. That’s how the Hospital Critterz treat everyone, and it’s time we should, too. It starts today.

We hope you have a truly critterrific day!

Basketball!

March 23, 2016
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Hey, what’s up? It’s me, Max, and I hope you’re having a great day. Have you been watching the March Madness games? There have been some really exciting matchups that have come down to the final buzzer and even ended in overtime. That’s what’s so fun about the Tournament…you really never know who’s going to win until the last moments! It’s also interesting that there have been some highly ranked teams that were supposed to go really far in the Tournament, but they ended up losing. And on the flip side, there have been some teams that weren’t supposed to win, but then they did! It’s been quite an adventure. I’m looking forward to more games!

Bye for now!

Time to Get Green!

March 16, 2016
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Hi from McPopper Children’s Hospital! It’s Lily at the computer, and I hope you’re having a great day. We’re all very excited here at the hospital because tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day! And that means we all get to dress in green, and even the hospital halls are decorated in four-leaf clovers made out of green construction paper. Cherry Ot told me that St. Patrick’s Day was originally a religious holiday celebrating St. Patrick who is the patron saint of Ireland. But now, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated all over the world with festivals, parades, and parties. Plus, everybody dresses in green!

We hope you have a wonderful (and critterrific) St. Patrick’s Day!

 

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