The Switch From View to Valley

Jordyn Tonne, Bella Griffin, and Gabby Baker interview Hermosa Valley School third-graders about the transfer from View to Valley.

Editor’s Note: Hermosa Valley School’s sixth grade journalism class is using the Patch blog to post some of their work under the guidance of teacher Christine Duclos.

By Jordyn Tonne, Bella Griffin, and Gabby Baker

We had a brief interview on Jan. 5 with four third-grade students of Hermosa Valley School named Andonia, Ben, Brynn, and Zachary.

We learned how scared and nervous they felt transferring from Hermosa View to Hermosa Valley.

We asked them a lot of different questions, but one question that stood out the most was "Do you like Hermosa Valley or View?"

Right away they replied Hermosa Valley.

At first we thought they were all going to answer the same, until we asked them, "What is your favorite school lunch?"

They told us a wide variety of lunch favorites which consisted of french toast, pizza, and chicken nuggets.

We enjoyed the company of the talkative third-graders from Mrs. Jacobson class. They expressed their feelings about showing how much they loved the tether ball courts and the open grass area to run around and have fun.

They confessed that at Valley School there are more kids, more space, a gym, and it is slightly more confusing with more classrooms and buildings.

The three of us also asked them "How is the homework different?" They said there is definitely more homework; not as boring, and very interesting.

They all love learning social studies, science, and language arts, but their favorite subject is math.

A weekly visit to Science Lab is a newfangled wonderful experience where they get to learn all about animals, plants, and the solar system, plus much more. With their social lives they would like to give the second-graders soon to be third-graders next year a few words on how to survive Hermosa Valley.

"Everybody has a very nice personality towards them, don't be scared, and definitely check out the tetherball courts," were their comments. Andonia, Ben, Brynn, and Zachary have been a great inspiration to Middle School  Hermosa kids like us.

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