Second grade — Part V — edition of the Top 10:
-Playing with Lulu & Rosie, of course.
-Drawing with chalk on the driveway after school with Cassady, Xavier, and TJ (who also lives on Iroquois).
-Bringing the green turtle stuffed animal into school whenever Blue House wins the weekly competition! Alan says that Noah and Kennedy especially love seeing it and playing with it.
-“Free swim” at Saturday swimming lessons this spring, which usually involves breaking out the fins.
-Lexia sessions. Alan officially finished all the levels on 5/6/19! Alan, Gabriella, Madeleine, Alyson, and TJ were the first to get certificates of completion.
-Playing at the Highland Heights Park. Alan convinced me to climb up to the slide on the 3rd level and slide down with him. He loves seeing me in agony on the way down. 😉
-Summer baseball. When we were practicing hitting at our favorite field (Dragga Field at the Mayfield Community Park), Alan told me he’s glad that outdoor sports season is back!
-Attempting to solve a Rubik’s cube. After we bought one, Alan now knows it’s harder than it looks.
-Ice cream parties. We bought an ice cream scooper, vanilla ice cream, and cones and we’re ready for ice cream and Indians games this summer.
Tonight Alan was back at United Skates for a Millridge PTG Skating Party. After the fun he had roller skating at De’Onta’s birthday party in January, Alan couldn’t wait to return to the rink. He saw fellow Blue House friends Gabriella and Nicki at the event, plus some other 2nd graders he knew. He had a great night skating and playing the arcade games!
On Tuesday of this week, Alan’s class held a Thanksgiving Parade at Millridge. Alan’s float featured an elephant, which is the mascot of Blue House!
Then, today, Alan saw the Ohio State Marching Band perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. He liked that they were followed by a Chase (from Paw Patrol) float. 🙂
Today Alan appeared on FOX 8 News during the 6am and 4pm hours! He was representing Millridge–this week’s FOX 8 “Cool School of the Week.” This was his third time on television — first time not related to the Indians or Cavs. 🙂
Millridge earned the featured spot of the week by earning 53% of the vote in last week’s online voting competition against Forestlawn Elementary School in Sheffield (40%) and Watson Elementary School in Massillon (7%). Voting ran between Oct. 8 and 11, and Millridge was announced as the winner during the 6am hour of FOX 8 News on Oct. 11.
Yesterday the kids were asked to wear their House shirts to school for the filming of the FOX 8 News segment. Mrs. Harris’ class took a photo with their Mayfield High School mentors, just prior to heading to the gym for filming.
Millridge’s 5th Grade ambassadors made and held the official FOX 8 welcome sign.
Students from each grade held signs representing each House. Alan got picked by his art teacher to hold the Blue sign! He was so happy that he got picked, which enabled him to get some air time!
At the end of the week, Alan proudly wrote about his good fortune in his weekly journal!
Today Alan was proud to announce that Blue House (a.ka. Team “Wajibu,” or “House of Responsibility”) was this week’s winner in the school-wide competition for kindness and unity points! It was the first time that Blue won, and the news came on the same day that Alan picked up his team shirt. The second graders on Blue, plus Mrs. Harris, made sure to pose for a photo in their new shirts. 🙂
Tonight at parent orientation I learned what’s ahead for Alan in Mrs. Harris’ second grade class this school year! Alan came tonight and played on the playground with his grandparents while his parents were in class. Afterwards he met us in the classroom and showed off his desk (I had to hide the personal note written for him).
Alan sits at the table group that named themselves the “Number One Stars.” In the picture below of the group’s sign, Alan drew the green helicopter and red airplane in the lower right corner. 🙂
Alan also showed me his “friendship pie” hanging in the hallway.
Lastly, he showed me the picture he drew on his personal book holder by his cubby!
One theme of the evening was the introduction of the new “House” system. Alan is in the blue-colored “House of Responsibility.” I’m sure there will be more to come on that throughout the year!