After today’s field trip, Alan was off to ice skate again and play tag with his friends — including Steven! I drove him from the Zoo today instead of Alan taking the Gilmour bus over from Millridge per usual.
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Alan has completed the transformation from beginner ice skater to speed skater! Now Alan can fly down the ice! He still enjoys his Friday lessons at Gilmour, which last through the school year.
Since I was already off work for the Winter Workshop, next I headed over to Gilmour to watch Alan’s ice skating lesson. He had 30 minutes of free skating, followed by a 30 minute lesson, followed by 30 more minutes of free skating. Alan can sure skate fast now!
Alan’s Favorite Activities
Second grade – Part II – edition of the Top 10:
-Sunday visits to the Mayfield Library – for playing and checking out books.
-Collecting on a new weekly allowance of $1! Alan’s actually gotten to put his NASA wallet to good use holding his dollar bills, library card, McDonald’s card, and photo ID (2018 summer baseball card).
-“Lexia” sessions (online learning for 2nd grade).
-Ice skating lessons at Gilmour.
-Playing basketball on our Ohio State mini-hoop! Alan sets the phone alarm and we play 3-minute quarters.
-Playing the dreidel game on the computer!
-Building racetracks, airports, and cities on Grandma Debbie’s coffee table.
-Doing crossword puzzles for kids with Tata.
-Constructing & playing, “Mouse Trap.”
-Setting postseason mini bat matchups!
Ice Skating Skills
Today Alan wrapped up another session of ice skating lessons at Gilmour Academy. He demonstrated gliding and backwards skating, showed off some spin moves, and had fun participating in a skating line. He’s looking pretty good!
On Fridays next fall he’ll be onto Basic Skills Level 5.
Ice Skating Pro
Look at how much Alan has improved at ice skating. This is just lesson #5! Love how he splits the cones at the 1:05 mark especially.
Way to go Alan!
As of today, Alan has officially taken up ice skating! He participated in his first of five “learn-to-ice-skate” sessions at Gilmour Academy. He took a bus with his friends from Millridge after school, and he had a great time learning to skate!