Thursday, February 4, 2010

random thoughts

Here is Shelyn (fourth from the right) sitting patiently on the stage at school in her riding gear. Why you may ask? Well, Shelyn is in grade four now and starting in grade four is the "oh so exciting ...and nerve racking" process of learning how to write and present speeches. So the process goes a little like this:
1- think of something you really enjoy ie. hobby, a favorite book etc. to write about
2- brainstorm on paper what types of points about this topic you want to speak about
3-practice...practice...practice at home reading out loud
4-read speech in front of your class
5-top six speeches from each class get chosen to read in front of another class in the school
6-top three speeches get chosen to read in front of the entire school...YIKES!
7- practice...practice...practice
8-the day comes when you get on the stage and present your speech
So here she is...made it to the stage in front of the school. We are SO proud of Shelyn and her accomplishment! She worked SO hard and practiced SO much to get to this point. I don't know about her, but I sure know my nerves were shot!
oh, what was her speech about? her hobby horseback riding. She dressed in her riding gear to read the speech! So creative!

I wonder if they will look back on this picture when they have children and think...holy cow look at how big that laptop is!
I remember my first computer, a Commodore64, complete with a tape deck.
Wow... how times have changed!

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