Student Q&A: Irvington First-Grader Justin L.

Chatting with a Westchester grade-schooler who can turn pennies into dimes


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1st Grade | Justin L., Irvington

Are you on Facebook?  Sometimes, on my mom’s account. I will get my own when I am 19.

Who’s your idol? President Obama, because I like him.

So, who’s smartest: your mom, your dad, or the president? My aunt, because she is a teacher.

What was the best part of kindergarten? Stories, because you learn about lots of things. 

What are you most looking forward to in 1st grade? They use a lot of electronics, which is cool. 

What do you do after school? Have playdates with friends and neighbors.

What would you add to your school cafeteria’s menu? Pasta that is gluten-free and dairy-free.

Can you prepare any food? I can cut the ends off string beans. 

What’s your favorite food? Crepes.

What’s the best way to get kids to eat healthy? Say, ‘I’ll give you a quarter if you eat it.’

What don’t your parents know about you? Nothing.

What don’t your friends know about you? They don’t know that I can do magic tricks. I can turn a penny into a dime.

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