Midland Central- 10/8/15- Week 5
As your students deliver presentations, they will practice basic rhetoric by thinking about eye contact, voice volume, gestures, and memory. In Challenge I-IV, students advance in rhetoric through Team Policy Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, impromptu speeches, memorized speeches, and poetry readings. In Challenge III-IV, students lead most of the seminars, demonstrating math problems on the board, leading their team through a lab, and guiding their peers through discussions of literature, philosophy, and history.
As you and your child prepare for their presentation each week, be sure to practice the skills for the week as well as the material being presented!
Character Trait Awards
Walter Warnick and Michelle Peterson received the award to for Discernment last week.
This week's Character Trait is Determination.
Be sure to let me know if you've seen a great example this week!
ABCs & Apprentices
Show and Tell: Your Choice
Bring one of your favorite things and tell your classmates about it.
WHO gave it to you?
WHAT does it look like?
WHERE/WHEN did you get it?
WHY do you like it?
Journeymen & Masters
Persuasion: Your Choice
Choose a topic your feel strongly about. Persuade your audience to change their beliefs or behavior in some way.
Skill to work on...Poise: Be calm, cool, and collected. Sit tall and still. Calmly and confidently continue even if something goes wrong.
Excellence In Education
Friday, Oct. 16th, 11:30am-1pm
901 Midland Drive
Challenge students will read the constitution. Foundations & Essentials students will sing the first 6 weeks of the timeline song as well as The 10 Commandments Song. CC Families will be asked to sign up to bring items for our pot luck lunch. We hope to see you there!
If you have not yet RSVP'd or signed up for the pot luck, you can do so at community on Monday or email me.
Next Week's Responsibilities
Clean Up Crew- Orange Team
Recess Duty- Yellow Team
Quote of the Week
-Leigh Bortins, The Question