Thursday, November 24, 2011
Missy's class have been participating in weekly pre2 Video Conference sessions with another class from a nearby school. This was aimed at improving the students persuasive writing skills through public speaking. Each week six students from each class would present a persuasive exposition on a topic of their choice. One person was chosen as the round winner and sent through to the finals.
Well Missy was chosen as a round winner by her peers and the other school and was very excited and a little nervous about the next round.
Missy's persuasive talk was about "Teachers should let kids dance everyday at school" she outlined the wonderful benefits of it by presenting her speech using her Dynavox V-Max accompanied by wonderful hand and arm actions to enforce her message.
As the morning arrived that Missy was to travel to the other school, she was signing she had butterflies and couldn't eat all her breakfast. She never looked back though and faced her nerves head on, she has actually scheduled to go first and presented her speech beautifully.
Missy was very pleased with herself and so she should be , it takes some courage getting up in front of people you don't know and present a speech on a communication device that others may not be familiar with.