On Friday, January 23rd, Harrison hosted its annual "Mix-It-Up" Day. Students from K-5 were assigned various colors which corresponded to different rooms throughout the school. After arriving at their assigned spots, students had the opportunity to make new friends while working on a special project -- showing how they display grit!! As part of a school-wide initiative, led by Guidance Counselor Christine Siti, students are encouraged to be problem-solvers and to never give up! In the classroom, teachers read Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 by Michelle Markel to learn about a real-life hero with grit. During their Mix-It-Up Day sessions, students decorated a cut-out of a train car showing a circumstance in which they exhibited grit. The "cars" will be linked throughout the school hallways, creating a train reminiscent of the train in the childhood classic, The Little Engine That Could by Piper Watty. Students continued "mixing it up" at lunch when they sat at different tables from their usual spots.