Friday, February 17, 2012

Fifth Graders Demonstrate Public Speaking Skills

 As part of ongoing "Curriculum Conversations" with the Board, Elementary Principal Thomas Wilson shared a video that showed how students in each grade learn to make presentations to their fellow students. He then introduced four fifth grades to share their prepared speeches with the Board and public. Helen N and Kirsten I spoke about their campaign to collect boxtops as a fund-raiser for kindergarten flood relief. Libby B and Amanda S shared their insights about bullying and the importance of prevention.The overall effort, Superintendent David Quattrone explained, was part of the District's effort to help students develop their critical thinking skills.