Fourth graders in the classes of Ms. Velazquez, Ms. Mejia and Ms. Brandt received quite a treat on Friday. Illinois State Representative Carol Sente stopped by to talk with students. She answered many questions about what her job was like and what motivated/inspired her to become a representative. She also asked the students a number of questions and complimented them on how knowledgable they were. For instance, students knew the answers to the questions: what is the state bird (cardinal), what is the state flower (violet), and what is the state animal (white-tailed deer). She stumped them, however, when she asked what was the state reptile. Who would have known it is a turtle.
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Kindergarten and first-grade students did a fabulous job singing songs and dancing in unison at the School of Dual Language’s Thanksgiving performance on Monday. The pieces they performed included “Five Little Turkeys” and “Turkey Trot Hokey Pokey.” Audience members were delighted to see their children perform.
Second-grade students at Townline and the School of Dual Language got a special treat on Nov. 5. Writer Elliot Kalan and illustrator Tim Miller gave a presentation on writing and illustrating books. Mr. Kalan spoke about what stories inspired him as a child, and how those stories inspired him to write his own stories. Mr. Miller also spoke about his love for comic books as a child, and how that love inspired him to draw. The two of them collaborated on the book, “Horse Meets Dog,” which they read to the group. They also worked with the second-graders to create a short story, which was illustrated by Mr. Miller.
When Sammy Escobar was in fifth grade, he had a teacher who deeply inspired him. That teacher was Mrs. Guadalupe Roznowski, who is now a first grade teacher at the School of Dual Language. Years later, Mr. Escobar learned that Mrs. Roznowski needed tablets for her classroom, and he was quick to respond. His company, Escobar Moving Services, donated 10 tablets that will enable students to better work together on projects. Mr. Escobar delivered the tablets on Tuesday. The students were very excited to receive new mobile devices.