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Q&A: Bodkin Elementary Student Bret Ballam

Bret Ballam, 11, is a fifth-grader at Bodkin Elementary School.

Patch caught up with fifth-grader Bret Ballam, 11, to ask him a few questions about the end of the school year, and his summer plans.

Pasadena Patch: What is something you learned this year?
Bret Ballam:
Something I definitely learned this year was new math skills. I learned how to multiply fractions. Mrs. Baker does this thing called M-Cube, which works with extreme probability scenarios.

Pasadena Patch: What was your favorite part of this school year?
Bret:
When we did training on how not to drown. We went to a pool about 20 minutes away and did training on how not to drown. At the end we got to swim with our clothes on to feel what it would be like to drown. It was neat.

Pasadena Patch: What are you most looking forward to next year?
Bret:
All of the new people and challenges in math and reading. It is going to be harder. And I think I am going to be meeting people from five other schools.

Pasadena Patch: What are you going to do over your summer vacation?
Bret:
I am going to spend some time with my dad and cousins. My cousins are from Florida. I am also going to visit the Antietam Battlefield. 

Pasadena Patch: What are you going to miss most about Bodkin Elementary School?
Bret:
The teachers here. I have been here since kindergarten and have known the teachers for six years. It will be sad to leave them.

Check back on Tuesday for another Bodkin interview.

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