Welcome back to the POP QUIZ! This is a regular, yet totally unexpected, feature where we ask students, parents, staff, our friends, and partners to answer a few questions about what they are learning, reading, and thinking about. Today we feature Alysse, a fifth grader at Northglade Montessori Magnet School.
The third oldest of eight children, Alysse enjoys school and learning. She loves being part of CIS After School and is looking forward to attending Hillside Middle School next year.
This interview took place in Northglade’s CIS room.
Alright, Alysse: pencil out, eyes on your own paper. Good luck.
What is something interesting you’ve recently learned?
Math. We’re doing times and division.
What are you currently reading?
Some chapter books. I really like princess books.
What is your favorite word right now?
What do you enjoy doing?
I like working at math and science and social studies.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
A special education teacher. I’d like to teach.
Do you have any favorite teachers who have helped you along the way?
My teacher, Ms. [Amy] Callahan. She helps us with our work and she’s nice. And she gives us popcorn.
Behind every successful person is a caring adult. Who has been your caring adult?
[CIS After School Coordinator] Ms. Ashley [Serio]. She works in the after school program. I’ve known her for three years. She’s nice and she helps us with our homework and lets us read books…And Mr. Steve [Brewer], too. He takes people to his office and helps them. He’s caring.
[Tom Talbot, who keeps Northglade looking good, stopped in to pick up a mop and bucket.]
Tom: Just need to clean up a little accident in one of the classrooms.
Alysse: Did someone throw up?
Tom: They did. It’s getting to that time of season. Hey, I don’t think you’ve ever thrown up in all these years you’ve been here.
Alysse: I haven’t! Not ever in all these years. I never threw up in first or second or third or fourth and now fifth grade. That’s what? Almost six whole years of not throwing up!
Mr. Steve: I haven’t thrown up either!
[Alysse giggles. Tom heads out of the room with mop and bucket.]
While it’s great that you haven’t thrown up in school, it’s even better that you are enjoying school so much and like working hard. What do you like to do when you aren’t doing school work? Do you have any hobbies?
I like playing outside. Also, going to the grocery store and getting snacks. I like playing on my tablet and playing in snow.
Thank you, Alysse, for hanging out with us at Ask Me About My 12,000 Kids.