Most children like to show-off and Flower Hill Primary School dual language program students really shined during recent grade level social studies presentations the youngsters made while speaking Spanish.
Kindergarten students sang a song and shared their interests. First graders presented their families using pictures and kind words. Second graders focused on United States symbols, including the Liberty Bell, American flag and the bald eagle. Third graders taught the audience about different countries around the world and their unique characteristics.
“Our classrooms were filled with eager students, happy teachers and proud parents,” Flower Hill Principal Lucia Laguarda said. “It was an uplifting event for all in attendance.”
Dual language teachers Gabriella Escorbores (kindergarten), Erika Brignati (first grade), Arlette Espstein (second grade) and Glenn Edwards (third grade) and teacher aide Wanda Rivera-Wilson all beamed with pride as the students made their presentations.
The students included:
Kindergarten: Angelli Velasquez Lopez, Angely Gonzalez Quevedo, Anthony Ulloa Flores, August Iervolino, Darlyn Lara Mojica, David Portillo, Denis Castro Ticas, Elvis Chavez Hernandez, Emerson Rodriguez Martinez, Irvin Aguilar Rivera, Jada Cavazos, Jared Goodwin, Jonah Saks, Jonathan Hernandez Cisneros, Josue Escobar Lopez, Madison Rodgers, Mary, Sanchez Yanes, Meredith LaCosta, Mila Cavazos, Oliver Schaefer, Reed Johnson, Ryan Shanley
First grade: Aneka Goutevenier, AnnaLisa Hernandez, Caroline Wegielnik, Diego Moreno Quintanilla, Dylan Romero, Elias Liz Inoa, Elizabeth Reyes Bueso, Harper Pallack, Jacqueline Lynch, Juliette Prior, Kate Castro Giron, Kathie Perez Marquez, Liliana Prada, Luis Mata Lazo, Madison Martin, Marlon Gomez Ulloa, Meilyn Martinez Isidro, Nataly Romero Chavez, Pharaoh Rodriguez, Phoebe Poli, Santiago Miranda Gomez, Sarai Acevedo Ayala, Selimah Dease, Yesenia Bueso
Second grade: Angie-Perlita Ramos Alejandro, Anyi Martinez Licona, Brittany Romero-Jaramillo, Christian Recarte Ordonez, Gianna Velasco, Gretchen Schmid, Helen Ruano Perdomo, Isabella Alas Ramirez, James Oppenheim, Jayden Espinal, Jayden Giron Vicente, Juliette Creegan, Kaiden Garcia Morales, Kiara Jimenez Nunez, Kristy Moreira, Luke Shanley, Marleni Guevara Rivas, Melany Rodriguez Vasquez, Michelle Velasco, Scarlett Menjivar Romero, Scarlett Phillips, Sofia Tineo, William Dease, William Pineda Benitez
Third grade: Alan Bardales Arevalo, Andrea Rivera Ramirez, Angel Alvarez Ramirez, Axel Ayala Banegas, Caitlin Wegielnik, Dana Mejia Mendoza, Darphyna Augustin, Diego Ortiz Moreira, Dylan Goodwin, Elena Prior, Gavin Kline, Geimy Manzanares Castro, Hunter Kline, Jayden Portillo Yanes, Leif Gundersen, Neymar Gomez Apolonio, Victoria Creegan