The Middle Kids did their first recitation of the year on Friday. Their job was to choose 5 items that are so special to them that they would want to bring them into the after life. They wrote about their items in 5-8 sentences, describing them and telling why they are special. Then they had their first chance to stand in front of the class and speak. Public speaking skills are something we work on all year in Middle Kids. We talk about posture, eye contact, voice volume and engaging the audience. We still hear from some of our alumni that they felt they did a good job in speech classes in higher grades because of the early start they got at Rivendell.
Rivendell Middle Kids