We continue our District 105 Student Spotlight. Each week, we ask a featured student a few questions about their favorite activities and goals for after school.
This week we meet Erik Ramirez. He’s a third grader at Hodgkins School.
Q. What is your favorite class or favorite subject? Why?
A. My favorite subject is math because I’ve learned a lot this year. I know how to use strategies to solve problems. If I know my multiplication facts, then I can do division.
Q. What is your favorite book? What do you like about it?
A. My favorite book is “The Big Fat Cow That Goes Kapow” by Andy Griffiths. I like this book because it is very funny. I want to read “The Cat on the Mat is Flat” next.
Q. What is your favorite after school activity?
A. After school, I like to go to the park to play basketball with my friends. We like to have a 3-point contest. I sometimes win, and I sometimes lose.
Q. What is your favorite sports team?
A. My favorite sports team is the Chicago Bulls. My favorite player on the Bulls is Derrick Rose. I’ve liked the Bulls my whole life. I hope to go to a Bulls game soon!
Q. What is one thing someone wouldn’t expect to know about you?
A. My favorite food is macaroni and cheese. It is delicious. I even had some yesterday. My mom makes the best mac and cheese. First, she puts the water on the stove to boil. Then, she puts in the macaroni. After that, she grabs a spoon full of butter and puts in the milk. The last thing she does is put in the powder. It’s great!
Q. What is the best thing about your school?
A. The best thing about my school is I get to see my friends every day. When I’m at home, I only get to see some of my friends, and it’s boring. I think school is fun!
Q. What has been your favorite memory at your school so far?
A. My favorite memory at school so far is the field trips I’ve gone on. I had a lot of fun going to the Field Museum in second grade. I got to learn a lot about fossils and dinosaurs. Did you know that when an animal or a plant dies in the mud and is buried for about a hundred years, it becomes a fossil?