I hope that many students went home tonight and shared a unique experience that occurred during lunch today. Today marked the first "Mix it Up Day" at the middle school. This is a national event that focuses on developing tolerance and acceptance by inviting students to sit with different individuals during lunch. Our seventh grade team organized "Mix it Up Day," and left no detail out. As students entered the cafeteria, they were randomly assigned a number, and then found that number on the corresponding table in the cafeteria. Once at their table, students found some question/discussion cards to use to spark conversations with the goal of learning something new about their table mates. Many teachers and adults, including myself, joined students at their tables as well. After eating lunch, students had the opportunity to build teamwork strategies among their groups by competing in a friendly game of "Chicken Baseball."
I encourage you to ask your son or daughter about "Mix it Up Day." I hope that they were able to walk away with at least one new connection with one of their peers. I look forward to more Mix it Up Days throughout the year. Thank you again to our seventh grade team for planning such a meaningful event for our students and staff.
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