10 minutes with… Daishaun

At VOCEL, teachers encourage children to share ideas, and these ideas guide our discussions and activities. This helps children internalize the concept that their ideas are important and their opinions matter. Kick back with a cup of ‘jo and join us as VOCEL children share their ideas via “coffee” chats. Today, we introduce you to Daishaun.

Daishaun series


Good morning, Daishaun. I’m going to interview you, or ask you some questions, and I’ll write down your responses so we can put your ideas and picture on the VOCEL blog. First, can you tell me about your family? 

“I love it when they pick me up from school, and they come to my birthday party every time. I like the houses where my different family lives. I eat at my family’s house. If my mom, Donisha, says I can eat candy, I can eat candy.”

What is your favorite part about coming to school at VOCEL? 

“I like to play with my best friends. I like to play football. People like to play football with me every time.” 

Tell me what you want to do when you grow up. 

“I want to be a military fighter in an airplane. Military fighters fly up high in the sky and can do anything they want.”

What is your favorite thing about living in Chicago?

“I like to go in Chicago with my family. I like to go everywhere, like Legoland.”

What is your favorite thing to eat? 

“Pancakes and bacon.”


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