I spent some time reading about Classical Conversations which sounds like a wonderful program. Unfortunately, there is not one close to us. However, I like the concept of having the students do presentations-even if they are simply show and tell at the young level-in order to give the kids an opportunity to practice public speaking skills.
So, I thought it would be fun to have a few presentations added in to our homeschool schedule. Curly was thrilled with the idea and was excited to begin preparing her first presentation.
We decided to use our history lessons as our inspiration and Curly prepared a report on the story of Esther. She made illustrations of each key figure in the story and wrote her notes on the back. On Friday night, she stood up on the green chair in our living room and presented her story to us and then opened the floor for questions. Daddy was very impressed with her hard work and her knowledge of the story. Now she’s busy planning for her next presentation!
Bee and Tiger also gave presentations for us. Tiger told us about his dragon sculpture that he painted and Bee spoke about her ceramic dog. We learned a lot about fire-breathing dragons from Tiger. Bee did not stay on topic long. She mostly told us how cute her dog was, but it did not have a name. We’ll keep practicing!