Ridgeview Students were ready to play ball and celebrate baseball legend Jackie Robinson after studying the American icon in class.

From STAFF REPORTS

Emily Cicirello’s second grade class at Ridgeview Elementary participated in a celebration of iconic American baseball legend, Jackie Robinson on Monday, April 15. Robinson was an American professional baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era. Robinson broke the baseball color line when the Brooklyn Dodgers started him at first base on April 15, 1947.

Emily Cicirello’s second grade class wore their best baseball gear while also donning Robinson’s jersey number.

The day represented the culmination of a unit of study on Robinson. Students used math skills to calculate innings to determine the winning team and various research methods to find the most interesting facts about Jackie. They ended the day with a “home-run” by enjoying some tasty baseball themed snacks.