Make it a Splendid Week: Back to School

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This week’s edition of Make it a Splendid Week recognizes the many students, teachers, faculty, and staff reconnecting with their school communities in varying ways. Just as we re-imagined how to celebrate and conduct graduations earlier this year, many communities are re-imagining how to teach and learn together this fall. We are thinking of these students, teachers, faculty and staff this month as they may aim to be “Student of the Week” in their classroom, in their home, online, or in-person. Make it a Splendid Week!

Making A Mark®
Kensley, age 9
Kensley hopes to graduate from cancer this year, just as she will graduate from the 3rd grade.

Kelvin shares in a creative writing piece below about a time when he received a very special award!

Student of the Week

I am normally just good. I do extra work to be the best of the whole class and the whole school. And I do my homework by myself. My teacher chose me to represent the class because I’m nice and I’ve been good. My teacher gave me a paper to show that I was Student of the Week!

They called my name up to the office. I was in line with other boys and girls, waiting to get my toy from the principal. The principal gave me a yo-yo. Then we all took a picture. I felt like I was very smart. I should be really proud of myself!

-Kelvin, age 7

This entry is a part of our series “Make it a Splendid Week”! Follow along weekly to enjoy excerpts from The Splendid Review, an anthology of poems, short stories and autobiographies written by talented young writers engaged in the Periwinkle Arts In Medicine Program at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers.

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