Rodrigo began studying at Maple Bear in 2008 when he joined Year 1 and did not know any English. Since then seven years have passed. His development surprises me every day, not only be- cause of his English proficiency, but in the logical reasoning. Science, due to the hands-on approach adopted by Maple Bear, is his favorite subject. Last year, he and his colleagues, along with the Portuguese teacher, wrote a book, which was re- leased at Livraria Cultura with autograph session and everything. Currently he also participates in the Debate, Theater and Basketball groups.