I had a BLAST on our last day of the semester! You guys did a great job on Greensleeves, too! Sorry I didn't get this email out last night. I came home and went STRAIGHT to bed! I was SOOOOOOO tired. :-)
Anyhow...the YouTube assignments are as follows:
Claire - FREE
Lilly - Geography
Liliana - English
Kaitlyn - Math
Savannah - Latin
Emily - Science
Since I didn't send out the assignments in a timely manner, the due date is extended to Friday at bedtime (please don't forget about it!!!!). I'll work hard on the playlist over the weekend so we can start using it by Monday.
When we return in January, our presentation will be an Impromptu Speech (1-2 mins)
No preparation needed.Your tutor will give you a topic in class.You will have 1 minute to prepare a 1-2 minute presentation.
I'm going to ask you to tell the class about your Christmas vacation: a neat trip, a great gift (given or received), time spent visiting with family, cooking, baking, decorating, etc. Try to think about it in advance so you can fill 2 minutes. I'll remind you about this the week before classes resume.
You guys have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and enjoy your break! :-D
Thanks for being patient with me as I catch up on last week's material. I'm thinking I'll try to update the DropBox files tomorrow night for weeks 10 & 11.
Here are a couple of warnings about this week's videos...
1) The French Revolution Song shows a couple of bloodied guillotine blades quickly (I'm not sure young children will even recognize what they are seeing). I decided to include the video anyway because there is SO much info given in a quick catchy manner.
2) The Crash Course video is long but entertaining (it may not keep a young child's attention for the entire duration), but they use the words "suck" and "sucks" several times. I haven't been able to use his videos in the past because they contained cursing :-(
Lastly, I haven't yet received MOST of the submissions, so the playlist is currently QUITE short. I'll update it as I receive additional videos.
Next week's Presentation will be to narrate an Aesop's Fable. If it's SUPER short, just present 2! Choose 1 or 2 of Aesop's Fables and retell the story in your own words. Use props, expression, and gestures to bring the story to life.
I really enjoy when you guys really get into your presentations, so jump in and enjoy yourselves! :-D
The focus will be to avoid distracting behaviors during your presentation.
Also, YouTube assignments are to be turned in Wednesday night before bed and are as follows:
Emily - FREE
Claire - Geography
Lilly - English
Liliana - Math
Kaitlyn - Latin
Savannah - Science
Please let me know if you have any questions. See you Tuesday! :-D
What an AMAZINGLY FUN day! :-D I LOVED seeing your kind and caring spirits as you worked with all the little ones today! :-D
Next week's presentation is...
Persuasive Speech (2-3 min)
Choose a topic that you feel strongly about. Create a presentation designed to "persuade" your audience to change their beliefs or behavior in some way. Use Monroe's Motivated Sequence Speech Topics to write your speech:
ATTENTION-Get the attention of your public. State the importance the problem.
NEED-State the need for change. Show why it should concern them. Relate the issue or problem to the values, attitudes, interests and needs of the listeners.
SATISFACTION-Satisfy their needs. Provide the details and interesting facts of your plan. Show how your solution works.
VISUALIZATION-Visualize the benefits. That is the heart of your motivational speech topic. Illustrate them with examples, anecdotes, comparisons, statistics, definitions and visual aids. Share success stories. Tell your audience what's in it for them.
ACTION-Call to action. Tell your audience what you want them to do
Our focus will be to use a Keyword Outline instead of reading your speech word for word. Use a keyword outline when giving your presentation.
YouTube Research Assignments should be turned in on Wednesday by bedtime: