Today was bike-or-walk-to-school day at my 3rd grade daughter’s school.
Our bike brigade, led by another mom, met at our regular bus stop just after dawn this morning for the 3-mile ride to school. Once we arrived, the kids were greeted with bagels and cream cheese, granola bars, stickers, and yellow tickets redeemable at the school store.
Coordinated by our fantastic Physical Education and Healthy Living teacher, Robin Riley, and parent volunteers, the students were excited for the excuse to ride bicycles or simply walk to school, even if they were driven to within a few blocks before they left the car. As a language immersion charter school, students live all over the metro area and most live too far to ride or walk to school regularly.