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2nd Grader Starts Book Club at School

You have to love Michal Zoe’s initiative; my second grader has started her own book club!

At one point during the school year she was invited to join a group of second and third graders in a small book club at her school.  She was so excited she was reading on such a high level to be chosen and loved the idea of not having lunch with her classmates but lunch and book talk elsewhere. Well, that idea could not be upheld by the teacher’s busy schedule and the book club ended.

Soon Michal talked to me about how she missed it and how she wished she could do her own.  I told her that was a great idea and to do it. My idea was over the summer but her thoughts were more immediate, as they ALWAYS are.  She went directly to her vice principal and set the ball in motion. She was going to invite anyone interested to attend, then she got specific and created a list to give the flyer/invites.  Not my suggestion but definitely how daddy would have done it.

Check out the flyer daddy created for her. That little girl inspires me, she is a go-getter.

 

Twins Take Stage at the Warner Theatre in DC

 I was recently treated to one of my proudest moments as a parent yet when my twins, Arin and Nya, were one of the few KIPP DC students chosen to perform in front of a sold out crowd at the legendary Warner Theatre.   KIPP celebrated their 10-yr anniversary in grand style showcasing their best performing ensembles from their nine schools in the District of Columbia. The show contain everything from a drumline and an orchestra to tango dancing.  Not to mention Arin and Nya singing! It was an awesome show. Forever Forward >>> KIPP.  Gosh, I love this school.

Arin excited about taking the BIG stage

The kids and daddy

Weird Science

Michal Zoe’s 2nd grade science fair was the bomb … like baking soda and vinegar explosive.  We went with the classic volcano. She and her mom put in work one weekend. They went to the park and grabbed material from outside to add realness and texture to the volcano.  Daddy would have just painted it but this was cooler.  Great job mom.

Michal and Daddy

 

#DadsRule – Sometimes being able to take no credit is the best credit.  It can make everyone was happy.

All I did was take pictures. Love it!  And I love her school KIPPDC!

 

 

 

 

 

 

High Five a Kid

Michal running towards the action to get her kicks. Nya in the colorful tights.

Friday the kids took part in the Kicks for Kids thanks to KIPPDC and courtesy of the DC UNITED at RFK stadium in DC.  They were treated to a good soccer game with plenty of goals, dinner, t-shirts and free Adidas shin guards and socks.  At halftime the kids were allowed to throw their new gear on and head out to the field to folic and try to kick a ball more than they kick one another. It was pretty brutal out there LOL

The kids had a great time and as they ran off the field the crowd high-fived them like when athletes leave the field.

“I’m a celebrity,” said Arin.  He was super excited about the encouragement he got from the crowd.

#DADsRULE … Encourage the kids.  High-fives are always necessary.

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