An Interview with 6th Graders in Taiwan


Meet the 6th graders of Hengchun! For this Field Note, I interviewed the students in the 6th grade class at one of the schools where I teach. The students had a lot to share about their lives in Taiwan and are curious about what it's like to be a 6th grader in the United States.

What do you eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner?:

"For breakfast, I like to eat beef noodles and eggs. For lunch, I eat rice, which usually also comes with soup, a vegetable, such as steamed cabbage and meat, such as pork or chicken. My favorite dinner food is sushi, but I also eat noodles for dinner."

What is your house like?:

"My house is very big. It has six bedrooms and is decorated with a colorful pattern. My family has many guests, so we need a big house. I have four cats and a dog at home."

What chores do you have at home?:

"Every day, I have to help with laundry and housekeeping, such as cleaning. I also help to take care of the cats and check guests into the house."

What jobs do your parents have?:

"My dad is a PE teacher and runs a guesthouse. My mom stays at home and takes care of my grandparents."

What time does school start, and what time do you go home?:

"I come to school at 7:30 am and go home at 5 pm."