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J.E. Williams School (USA)

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Our city: Huntsville, Alabama
Our country: United States of America
Our timezone: Central Standard Time (GMT-6)

We wear these clothes: In American, teenage girls usually wear the following: in the summer girls like to wear short or mid-length shorts or jeans, or sometimes they wear pants but mostly in the winter. For shirts, girls wear t-shirts or some from of a tank top. Girls wear tennis shoes and slip-ons for shoes. In formal wear, they wear dresses and long dress-up skirts or blouses and shoes are high - heeled or slip-ons. In the winter girls just wear a jacket over their clothes or long sleeve tops. Teenage boys wear long shorts or jeans. During the summer you can see the boys wearing baggy shirts or fitted shirts, but in the winter they may wear hoodies (sweatshirts) as jackets. For their shoes, they usually wear tennis shoes or during the summer they wear flip-flops or slip-ons. For a very formal occasion they may wear a tuxedo, and for a less formal they wear pants and a nice button-up shirt. Adults wear a less revealing version of the teenage casual clothing. When adults go to work they would usually wear some less formal dress clothes. For example, women wear nice pants or skirt and a nice looking blouse. Men would wear nice pants and a button up shirt.

We eat these foods: Most people eat meat, for example, chicken, fish, beef, and pork. A broad assortment of vegetables such as beans, corn, broccoli, and fruits are also a main part of a typical American diet. Most meals consist of some starch like pasta or rice, and some type of bread. We have several restaurants that serve international cuisine such as Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, Korean, and French bistros. We also have southern soul food, pizza parlors, and sea food restaurants.

We grow these foods: A wide variety of foods are grown throughout the United States because of the many different climates. In Alabama,the primary food crops are corn and soy beans. Many people have small gardens near their homes for growing foods for their families such as tomatoes, peppers, onions, squash, and beans. Some people also have fruit trees in their yards that produce apples, peaches, and plums.

We speak these languages: English is the national language,but the accent varies as you go across America. English here is called American English and people in Great Britan speak English. More than 300 languages are spoken here because many people have moved here from other countries. Fourteen percent of people speak both English at work and another language at home.

These animals live in our area: There are many different types of animals in our area of the United States. The common household animal is the dog or the cat. There are some farm animals such as chickens, ducks, cows, horses, goats, and pigs. Some animals located in the woods are raccoons, deer, turkey, snakes, fox, rabbits, opossums, and squirrels. There are many species of birds and insects located throughout the United States depending on the location and the temperature.

These industries support our local economy: In Huntsville, Alabama our industry mostly circles around space research and weapons technology. Huntsville is home to both Redstone Arsenal and the Marshall Space Flight Center, and is nicknamed 'The Rocket City' for of its close history with U.S. space missions. Huntsville also has Boeing (an aeronautic manufacturer and designer), many car companies, and many schools and colleges.

We use these types of transportation: Most people in Alabama use there own person automobiles for transportation. In some larger urban areas, bus, taxi, subways, and trains are also used for transportation. Recreational vehicles include bicycles, motorcycles, boats, all terrain vehicles (four-wheelers), and dirt bikes. Most of these transportation devices are used for fun and sometimes for competitive sports.

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Sue Zupko
Resident:Monrovia, Alabama
Photographer:Kaitlan S.
Mrs. Zupko is married and has two sons. She teaches the gifted and talented class here at Willaims. In the past years her class has been raising CCI (Canine Companion for Independence) dogs to help the disabled. They are now raising a CCI dog named, Scully. Mrs. Zupko also enjoys traveling. This year she is going to New Zealand, to take photographs and to Russia for a teacher exchange. She is also going to take her students to Dauphin Island Sea Lab on the coast of Alabama.

Mrs. Zupko earned her teaching certification from Alabama A&M University and has been certified since 1999. She was asked to teach the gifted and talented at J.E. Williams Elementary School and in 2003 received her National Board certification. Mrs. Zupko returned to school and attended The University of Alabama, earning her Education Specialist degree in Special Education/Gifted and Talented in August 2006.

Mrs. Zupko also served in the U.S. Army as a Russian linguist from 1974-1978. She earned her BSBA from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 1987 and went on to receive her Masters in Management in 1990.
In the free time that she has she likes to read, throws pots on a wheel, quilt, takes photographs, and walks. Photography is something her class is studying this year. It is a great way of communication and can also help document scully's life as a CCI dog.
Mrs. Zupko is a great inspiration to all of us here at Willaims! She is a fastidious, generous, and outgoing teacher who loves to teach her students, learn from her students, and attend school.

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