I recently had the honor of visiting the 2nd and 3rd grade class on the day they presented their book reports. The students were each asked to choose from a selection of books, each one detailing the story of a famous person from history. After reading the book, they were asked to prepare some notes, find a costume and dress up as that famous person as they presented their life story to the class.
It was a very fun morning as Albert Einstein, Davy Crockett, Abigail Adams and Helen Keller all came to school, along with many others!
I can’t speak for the students, but I know I learned quite a bit! The upper grade students came in to watch and listen to the presentations. It was great to have their support and I have a feeling they learned something new, too.
The students were, for the most part, a little hesitant and shy in presenting, but I can tell they have come a long way in the past few years. They are getting more accustomed to presenting and they are improving.
One of the tools Pinnacle Classical Academy aims to teach their students is to think well or rightly (logic), and to present their ideas clearly and with eloquence. The logic school beings in 7th grade and most of the training on presenting ideas is in the latter part of the upper grades. But it’s never too early to start, and these students are well on their way to becoming comfortable preparing and presenting their ideas in front of their class, in conversations, and someday in any situation they may find themselves in. They’re working hard and I know I am not the only one who is proud of them!
Great work on the book reports, 2nd and 3rd grade class!