Here’s the recap from this past week:
Monday was “Colorful Creative Day.” Alan wore one of his bright red Lightning McQueen shirts. On what was a beautiful day, the class also went outside and took shots on the basketball court as part of a fractions review game (pictured above).
Tuesday was “Dance and Exercise Day.” The class got some exercise by dancing along to “Go Noodle” songs in the classroom after taking the fractions test. We found out later in the week that Alan got 100%!
Wednesday was “Fun Free Time Day.” When we were at the book fair after school, Alan told me the class was given extra long recess earlier that afternoon.
Thursday was “Game Day.” Alan brought in a deck of playing cards and taught Brady how to play his favorite card game. Alan only knows the Chinese name, but I know it as “Rich Man, Poor Man.”
Friday was “Hat Day.” Alan brought in his new favorite Monsters hat that he got last weekend at the Monsters game. He wore it for the “Miles for Millridge” fundraiser (and class photo – shown below), which involved the kids walking laps around Millridge after gaining sponsorship the past few weeks. The school is raising money for new robotics technology.
One of our busiest weekends on record concluded with Alan and I taking in Monsters playoff hockey today at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse!
In April, Alan told me he really wanted to go to a hockey game (his first ever) this year. Fortunately the Monsters qualified for the Calder Cup Playoffs on the last day of the regular season, advanced past the Syracuse Crunch, and got to host Game 3 of the North Division Finals vs. the Toronto Marlies on a Sunday afternoon. That gave us a perfect opportunity to attend today.
Alan enjoyed the pregame theatrics and happily wore the Monsters hat that he picked out at the team shop (along with a few souvenir pucks). Side note: He decided he’s going to wear this fantastic hat to Friday’s hat day at Millridge as part of the ABC Countdown after Grandma Debbie suggested it.
Although the Monsters lost 2-0, Alan had a great time. We had seats 3 rows from the ice and Alan enjoyed when the players banged into the glass in front of us. We also sat near the penalty box, so Alan learned about penalties and penalty kills today.
Other highlights for Alan included watching the Zamboni and “Ice Patrol” team work on the ice. In the concourse, Alan met Monsters Center Zac Dalpe (kind of) and also drew another great sign that he used to cheer on the Monsters!