Mayfield Junior School’s Fifth Graders’ “Mix it Up”
Mayfield Junior School’s fifth graders hosted “Mix it Up at Lunch” on Monday, January 12. With a theme of “What if” the afternoon was put together with the intention to inspire everyone in attendance to look beyond his or her current perceptions and be a light in the world. The entire middle school arrived at school in wacky “mixed up” outfits then gathered for lunch, everyone sitting with a table of “mixed up” grade levels and new friends. MJS fifth grade hosts led the discussion at each table and the fifth grade band, Fifth Journey set the mood with some great music. After sharing a game of “Two Truths and a Lie” everyone watched a documentary film “The Children’s March” about a civil rights demonstration in 1963 that inspired change through the power of what if.
This year, over 2,700 schools across the nation have committed to host a Mix It Up at Lunch activity in order to challenge their students to cross social boundaries and share a meal with someone they may never have spoken to before. The fifth graders took on the challenge and inspired everyone!
Mayfield Junior School, 405 South Euclid Ave., Pasadena, (626) 796-2774 or visit www.mayfieldjs.org.