Final Student Writng from Jake Douglas and Luke "Mac" Brown
By Mac Brown
Being a mutt is really cool. When you’re a mutt, it means that you’re a little bit of everything. And by that, I mean German, French, Italian, Irish, or even Czechoslovakian.
One of the best things about being a mutt is all the traditions and the customs of your roots. For example, my dad is Italian, so every now and then, we have some Italian dish for dinner.
Not just do I have special family now, but my family’s heritage is pretty remarkable, too. For example, my family dates back to 1 of the original 16 settlers here on Block Island. My Irish ancestor, Anthony Athy, had a castle for named after him, which was on the street called Athy Street. They were treated like royalty.
It’s super exciting knowing that you have family from around the globe. And even through the past.
A Year’s End
Towards the end of the year each class has some kind of special activity to do. The elementary grades 1-4 go to beach day. They go before the middle school does. Since there are so many of them, the elementary grades go to the BI State Beach and cannot use floatation devices like surf boards, noodles, boogie boards and skim boards. This is for safety reasons.
The fifth grades go to Twin Maples with the kindergarten class. This is part of the 5th grade friends program where all year the two grades do things together. The fifth graders set up a “field day” for the kindergarteners because they are too small to participate in the field day for grades 1-6. They also go crabbing that day.
Sixth graders go fishing on Payne’s Dock for about four hours. They bring their own poles, but the teacher brings the bait. They are trying to catch flounder or fluke.
The seventh graders go sailing for an entire week, but this year, they are going after school is out! They are going to sail a schooner named Brilliant.
Summer brings fun activities for all grades. It’s a reward for all of our hard work.