Kevin, Kaitlyn, and Leo are fifth graders at AF North Brooklyn Prep Middle School. They shared their favorite things about school, advice, and future aspirations!
Thank for chatting, scholars! Tell us about yourselves.
Kevin: I’m Kevin. I like to have fun, but I also try to do my best and get good grades. For fun, I play kickball outside with other kids.
Leo: My name is Leo. I like to draw and play soccer.
Kaitlyn: I’m 10 years old. I’m from Brooklyn, New York. My parents are from Ecuador. I like to read, draw, and sing a lot of songs.
What is your favorite thing about going to school at AF North Brooklyn Prep Middle?
Kevin: My favorite thing about my school is that I can make friends with a lot of kids. I can help them, and they can help me.
Leo: I like how the teachers help us when we have trouble with a subject.
Kaitlyn: My favorite thing about going to my school is the support that teachers give us, and how they teach us our student habit skills. I also love the field trips. The Ellis Island trip was the best trip I took!
We’ve heard that you all showed a lot of growth in school! What advice would you give other students who want to improve in school?
Kevin: You need to use your scholarly habits so you can improve. For example, in ELA, a scholarly habit is when you have to annotate and go back to the text so you can prove your answer.
Leo: I would tell them that if they study and learn more from the teacher, they can have a good career and get what they always wanted.
Kaitlyn: It’s important to complete the homework teachers give you so you can practice.
That’s great advice! What’s next for you? What do you want to be when you grow up?
Kevin: I want to be a pilot so I can fly a plane and see everything in the sky.
Leo: My dream career is between a lawyer, math teacher, or an artist! Lawyer because I want to know all the laws so I can help people who are in trouble when they didn’t do anything. A math teacher because I like math, and I want to teach other students some strategies to solve math problems. And an artist because my passion is drawing, just like my dad.
Kaitlyn: I probably want to be a singer to meet other celebrities or an artist because I like to draw. I also want to be a doctor because I really want to find a cure for cancer.
Wow! These are great aspirations. We can’t wait to see what the future will bring for you. Thanks for sharing!