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Sunnyside students learn in two languages

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SUNNYSIDE, Wash- A group of Sunnyside students got to hear about the life of a news reporter this afternoon.  I stopped into Mrs. Ledesma's class at Pioneer Elementary to talk about how I use skills I learned in fourth grade in my career.  

It turns out I have some things in common with the fourth graders.  They are part of a bilingual education program where they learn subjects such as language arts and science in English and Spanish.  Both students who speak Spanish at home and those who do not are part of the program.

I had an amazing time.  The class was very warm, friendly and incredibly smart.  I was so impressed by their grasp of current events and their ability to draw connections between skills they learn and how they can be used in life.  I hope they invite me back some day!

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