The students at Cluster Tutoring have been sharing their personal strengths. Some have specials talents that serve them well at school. Some flourish in the arts, sports or have other assets. Here is the third installment of their stories.
Thursday, Oak Park Students
Students as young as kindergarteners come to Cluster Tutoring. Three of these young students talked about what they do well. Jade said she has a talent for creating paintings of her friends and her. Taniya is good at writing names, playing board games and does well at school, getting good reports. Taniya is also known for her outstanding hugs. Addison is proficient at being a young traveler and has flown on airplanes to Georgia. She excels at numbers, too, doing well with counting, adding and subtracting. Addison also has a talent for making cookies.
Kennedy, a 1st grader, has a mind for science. While she was learning about oceans at school, she and her BFF enjoy learning about chemicals and have been experimenting with them for two years.
Nickeyah is a 3rd grader who likes drawing people and coffee mugs. Another 3rd grader, Yamira, is also an artist, making paintings of a clown, her in a field and drawing a family portrait with mom, dad, sister, brother, their dog and her. She also draws animals and made a solar system project. She hangs her art in her room.
Jayla is very generous. When the 4th grader earned points at Cluster Tutoring, she wanted to use them to select something for her sister Jordon. Jayla is also athletic and flexible. These traits help in her endeavors in gymnastic and basketball.
Another 4th grader, Jerrell, is also athletic. He is a fast runner and likes to race his friends. He is also good at jumping, and playing football and basketball.
Gabriel, a 3rd grader, is doing well in math, mastering multiplication and fractions. Also a good athlete, he plays football and basketball and has been on school teams and other teams for fun.
One student who plays football had an exciting winter break. Fourth grader Kyndell said he went to Florida with his team, the Memorial Park Spartans, for an event at ESPN Wide World of Sports. He said his team didn’t lose a game during their regular season. He plays a variety of positions.
Jeffrey, who is in fifth grade, was taking on a new challenge. He was trying out for the morning news at his school. If chosen, he would read the news every day. He was up against older students, but he said, he “just wanted to do it.”
Third grader LaWayne “LJ” does well with his grades and likes playing video games. Fourth grader Luke likes Readers Theater plays.