Learner Spotlight: Daniela Sotomayor

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Meet Daniela, a third grader with an amazing outlook on life and a desire to learn! Daniela has been homeschooled “since forever” and started with iLEAD Exploration in the fall. Being with iLEAD has allowed her to explore new topics and spend time with her family. She loves to be part of an interest-driven education. She can spend her time diving into a unit to really understand the nuances of the information that appeals to her. Here is Daniela dissecting an owl pellet as part of her bird unit!

Enrolling with iLEAD Exploration has enabled this creative young learner to participate in sewing classes, art classes, and piano. She also just started equestrian classes! In her sewing class, Daniela loves learning new things to sew that she practices on her machine at home. She can now sew pillowcases, backpacks, scrunchies, and pillows. Her favorite pieces are the backpack and pillowcases she made.

In her art class, she has learned how to shade, create shadows, and use different media like marker and q-tips to create unique effects. The two pieces she is most proud of are her astronaut and the deer.

Daniela loves to learn how to play instruments. She takes piano and singing lessons. She is also involved with a club through her church called “Adventures Club” which is for boys and girls, where they learn to give back to the community. They also go hiking and learn about nature and our environment.

Daniela is an energetic and wonderfully kind young lady who is boundless in her creativity. She is a joy to have as a part of iLEAD Exploration and, as her mom says, “She’s a joy to raise.”


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