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Spanish-speaking kindergartner completes sight-word challenge

By Norwalk Reflector staff • May 19, 2019 at 4:00 PM

GREENWICH — South Central Elementary School kindergarten student Marco Larios has completed the school's sight word challenge.

“Marco is a great student. He works very hard and always tries to do his best,” said his classroom teacher, Jennifer Jordan.

This program encourages students to identify by sight 300 additional words beyond the minimum reading requirement for kindergarten students. This is an impressive accomplishment for any 6-year-old child, but it’s even more so for an English learner from a Spanish-speaking home.

“The South Central family is very proud of Marco's accomplishment of completing the sight word challenge. Through his hard work and persistence, he was able to complete this very difficult task,” Principal Nathan Richards said.

Richards commends those who have helped Larios along the way, including his parents and teachers.

“It is a team effort,” the principal said.

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