Everything we do (well mostly) in Older kids has a purpose or a goal. The purpose of having our students do recitations is twofold. First, we want our students to continue the practice of public speaking that began in middle kids, so they continue to feel confident and comfortable speaking in front a group of their peers. Secondly, we want them to leave Rivendell having experienced assignments and projects that stretch over several weeks. These types of assignments enable our students to create strategies on how to complete assignments over a period of time. they must decide which tasks they will do each night, so they come to school with a well thought out and organized piece. Please know that your child’s education is a partnership between student, parent and teacher. Recitations are the only assignments that are completely done at home. Please help your child in the process of assessing what they will do each night to ensure a quality project, Also, please help them understand that a project given two weeks to complete and done the night before will almost always not measure up.
Rivendell Older Kids