Meet Sivani

Kindergarten

Recess all-star.
Rookie linguist.
Future veterinarian.

She’s building strong wings to soar.

It's easy to spot kindergartener Sivani among a flock of friends. On the playground, she’s the one making sure everyone gets a turn and feels like part of the team. In the classroom, Sivani takes a similar all-in approach to her education: she has three favorite subjects and is learning two languages.
Whether she’s climbing to the top of the jungle gym or dreaming about being a veterinarian one day, Sivani’s kind heart and helping hands are sure to lead her in the right direction—no matter where she lands.

Learn about Sivani's Ellis adventures

List of 6 items.

  • How her teachers make learning fun:

    By not being afraid of getting their hands dirty, like when Sivani and her classmates drew the letters of the alphabet in shaving cream for a sensory learning experience. “We were learning about the letter F, so we used foam to form the letters. At first I used a stick, but that got really messy, so Ms. Sledge let me use my hands! That was fun because I got a little messy at school.”
  • Favorite place to go:

    The Lower School art studio. “I like to paint how I feel. Whatever I’m drawing, I feel it in my body. We listen to music while we paint and that makes me feel happy.”
  • When she grows up:

    She wants to be a veterinarian because she loves animals. “I want to help animals who are hurt. I like animals and I want to be a doctor—so I could be an animal doctor. My favorite animal is a bird. I like cardinals and chickadees. I like them because they’re so graceful and they look beautiful when they fly.” 
  • Campus connections:

    During recess, Sivani always makes sure that everyone gets a turn and feels like part of the team. “I help my friends at school by including everyone when we play. I love to be outside—I like to run and play Fishy Fishy with my friends!”
  • On learning new things:

    “I like Spanish because I can learn a new language and it’s really fun. I even know how to say popcorn in Spanish—palomitas!” In addition to learning Spanish at Ellis, Sivani is learning Telugu, a Dravidian language spoken mainly in southeastern India, at home. “My middle name means golden in Telugu. It’s fun to learn new languages.”
  • How she wants to change the world:

    “Well, I can’t change the world all by myself, I need help. I will have to work with my friends to help me.”

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