On May 2, Mrs. Genua’s 5th-grade class participated in a long-standing MACA tradition—5th Grade
Bump Day is designed so that a 5th-grade student can experience a little bit of what life as a
6th-grade student will be like. This year, students had the opportunity to take a tour of the secondary
education wing while classes were in session, participate in some classes, and have their follow up
questions answered by Mr. Korn, our MACA secondary principal. Their first stop was Mrs. Neilson’s
6th-grade history class, where the students participated in an engaging history lesson. They also
experienced what it is like for students to change classes all at the same time as they headed to their
second class, English. Halfway through the period, they moved to Mr. Teixeira’s math class.
When asked about their favorite part of the day, the students almost unanimously agreed that playing
“Slide the Marker” in Mr. Teixeira’s math class took first place. Charlotte Tully said her favorite part of the
day was, “…that you get to travel from class to class.” Bump Day filled our students with excitement for
next year. Only a few more weeks to go before they are 6th graders!