An Interview with...
6th Grade Student
What is your earliest childhood memory? About how old were you?
My earliest childhood memory is at age 4 when I first started at the Montessori School of Corona. I dropped my lunch pail as I got out of the car. It was a little mermaid lunch pail. The thermos popped out.
What would you like to be when you grow up?
I'd like to be a teacher because I like to inspire kids to learn. I plan to attend school for a long time to earn my degrees.
What grade are you in and what are your favorite subjects in school?
I am in the 6th grade and my favorite subjects in school are creative writing and art.
What are your most difficult subjects (or most boring)? Why?
Math and Social Studies are my most difficult and boring subjects. These subjects don't excite my imagination.
What do you like to do outside of school?
I like being a Jr. Girl Scout, attending temple functions, scrapbooking, and spending time with family and friends. I am taking tennis lessons and I just found interest in ice skating.
In your school career so far, what was the most educational moment you can remember?
Even though I do not like Social Studies in my favorite educational lesson so far I have enjoyed learning about Ancient Egypt, Rome and Greece. It is fascinating to learn about how the people lived and what they did. The teacher I have now makes learning fun by playing games to help us learn and study. I also enjoy the simulations.
What was our favorite school field trip up to this point?
My favorite field trip has been AstroCamp! The best part was the indoor planetarium where we got to make up a story about the stars and how the constellations began (in our own words). I also loved looking at the stars and Saturn in a powerful telescope.
Did you experience any field trips that you did not like? If so, why?
The worst field trip ever was Tall Ships - American Pride! It was horrible. They treated us like dirt. We had to swab the decks and eat kitty kat stew (disgusting stew) and the 2 am night watch. All the kids including our teacher hated it.
How long have you been going to a Montessori School?
I started Montessori 7 years ago, when I was 4. I have not attended any other school.
What is Montessori? What do you like best about attending a Montessori school?
Montessori is a private school that offers hands on learning. I like going through all the grades with my friends since pre-school.
What has been your favorite activity using Imagiverse?
Creating the Mars landscape and rover for the Mars Project and showing it off at the JPL Open House. I recommend Imagiverse for kids that love science and space because they get the feel of what they love. Grades 5-12 would probably benefit the most from Imagiverse so they can experience other careers and lives to help them make their decision of what to do with their life.
Do you talk to your parents about Imagiverse?
I talk with both my parents about Imagiverse and also with my younger brother. He is looking foward to learning about Imagiverse as well. (My parents sometimes look at the website when I am at school.)
What would you like to see at Imagiverse that has not yet been implemented?
We wanted the kids that participate in the Imagiverse interviews to be interviewed as well. (Now it is a reality.)
Do you have a favorite interview so far? If so, who?
I enjoy all the interviews I read - I do not have a favorite.
What is your favorite quote? Who said it? Why is it your favorite?
From the Interview with Jane Nelsen I got "Do what you love and success will follow." This quote makes me feel - if I follow my dreams then I can do anything.
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