Preschooler of the Month

Written by Alayah Tedder ‘20

Preschool: a time to learn your alphabet, learn to make friends and learn to not eat glue. It’s the greatest time to be a kid, but it’s also a stepping stone for us on the path to becoming “mature.” After looking back on my younger years, I realized that, as young children, we said the strangest things! This month, I am starting a new segment called Preschooler of the Month. Here, I will interview a Preschooler and ask them real existential questions about life. Today, I am interviewing Vittoria Taylor, who is a part of Mrs. Jessica Whilden’s Bumblebee classroom.

What’s your name?

Vittoria Taylor.

How do you spell it?

I don’t know.

How old are you?

Five… and a half.

Do you have a favorite movie?


If you attended the Upper School for a day, what class would you want to take?

Anything with my fourth-grade buddy.

Who is your fourth-grade buddy?

I don’t remember.

Would you rename any of your crayon colors if you had the chance?




You’re going to change “blue” to “gold”? Then what’s “gold”?


I see. Pretend you're a chef and tell me about your restaurant. What foods do you serve?

Pancakes and waffles and fruit and syrup (regular flavor).

What animal would make a great driver and why?

A kitten. They can drive with their paws.

What is the meaning of life?

What does “the meaning of life” mean?

Good question.  

With such a thought-provoking end to the interview, it is clear that the future of Durham Academy is in good hands. Stay tuned for my next discovery in my quest to find the greatest minds in the DA Preschool.