During Saturday's class the students who where interested in running for Club Gavel Officer roles performed a 1-2 minute speech. For most roles, we had multiple students running for the same office. The students then voted for their favorite candidate. This took up the entire class period. That was fine because the students learned some valuable lessons in competing.
There is no homework due for this week, unless the students didn't complete their speeches due on the 5th. I will post the Gavel Club Officers for this semester, next week. We would also like to thank the parents of Sasha and Ruiyang for helping with counting the votes, you made it so much easier.
Dear 2504 Parent,
Class Lesson Summary
We did a recap of the previous class and then moved into sharing the values of introducing others. It gives the other person
Value in the eyes of the audience
Context of the Speech
Trust of the audience
Time to prepare themselves
The homework is to write a speech introducing someone they VALUE and RESPECT in their Lives.
It can be a book author, celebrity or family member
It needs to be more than 5 sentences” It must contain your
The agenda for next week is:
Happy Pulse (On a scale of 1 - 5 how do you feel. Finger Show)
Recap of Previous Lesson - Value of Introducing others
Current Lesson - Assignment on Introducing someone special
Intro to Toastmaster Speeches
Intro to Leadership Roles
Discussion on Reward process
Iris (to evaluate Ryan’s Speech)
Akki (to evaluate Bryan's Speech)
On Saturday September 21st the students went over and demonstrated how to introduce a speaker, this gave this students an opportunity to work in partnership with classmates, and the importance of the role as they prepare the audience for the speaker.
This year our class is providing incentives for student participation and classroom expectations. The students were given 500.00 to start growing their personal bank for prizes at the end of the year. The students provided ideas on how they can obtain and lose money.
We also talked about Gavel Club Roles for this semester, and students were advised if they want to participate to give a 1 -2 minute speech, as to why they should be chosen for the officer role.
The roles are President, VP of Education, Membership, Public Relations, Secretary, Treasurer, and Sergeant of Arms. The speech will be given on October 5th.
The rough draft for their speech is also due on October 5th.
There is no class this weekend, September 28th. I look forward to seeing everyone October 5th.
A few students did a short introductions about themselves by using " who, where, why, when and how" as part of their introduction. Each student had 2 minutes to present his or her introduction speech. Some students talked about their habits and some talked about their pets.
The expectation of the class is that each student participates the speaker role and respects others.
The play money has been distributed to the students and each has $1500 to start with. During the course of the semester, the students are encouraged to earn by participating the speech role, prepare workhome, be class officers. Of course, the students will loss play money if they are late for the class, absences from the class, does not handing the homework on time, interrupting the class, side chat with other students and play cell phone during the class.
Thd goal of play money is to encourage student to manage their own finances and try to earn as much as they can at the end of the semester.
The main objective for the following class is focused on Toastmaster meeting format and the first class officers election.
Also, the first homework is due this week. The homework is at least one and half page writing essay about sometime you are interested and willing to share with classmates. It will be the students first speech essay.
Dear 2504 Parent,
Class Lesson Summary
Here is a good summary provided to us by Yuhong our Parent-in-Duty:"Mr. Feudjio brought his passion and energy to the classroom, managed to ensure every students was engaged. Today Students continued to introduce themselves” and we also talked about the the importance of public speaking.
They also shared their suggestions to the class,
"The homework is to write a speech introducing themselves, it needs to be more than 5 sentences” It must contain your
Next Class:The agenda for next week is:
Mr. Adrien Feudjio
During class on September 14th the students did classroom introductions. They learned more about each other, and continued to get over the fear of speaking in front of their peers. No homework this week as the students should continue to work on the rough draft for their speeches due on October 5th.
This Saturday will be very busy due to the fact we will be going over Gavel Club officer roles, and the students will decide how to utilize the $500 cash allotment they will receive as an incentive for participation and abiding by classroom rules.
I want to thank Charlotte for volunteering to be the classroom parent. I look forward to meeting all the 2506-B parents this semester.
Welcome Parents of Public Speaking and Leadership Class 2506-B. I am looking forward to an awesome semester with the students. On September 7th we did class room introductions, and went over class room expectations, most importantly to "Respect the Speaker". The students were advised to start constructing a speech due on October 5th on any topic of their choosing. They were also provided with a yellow folder to keep all of their class room material, and should have the folder for every class. We had two room parents, which was great. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me, and I look forward to a prosperous semester.
Dear Parents and Students,
Welcome to Public Speaking and Leadership class at Cary Chinese School! I’m super excited to have your students in the class! They will practice communication and leadership skills each week and are on their way to become more competent in public speaking! As you get ready for the 2019-2020 school year, I ask for your attention to the following:
ABOUT THE CLASS
For more information about this class and the Toastmasters training program we use in this class, visit the class website here: http://www.carycs.org/public-speaking.html
The 2019-2020 class homepage link is http://www.carycs.org/act-psl. It is also available from the class website. Our teachers will use the class homepage for weekly announcement and assignment. Please make sure to check the class homepage every week for homework assignment and updates from the teachers. There will not be weekly email from the teachers.
Class Calendar with lesson topics is available on the same website. You can download the PDF file there.
This year we will have three classrooms: A(2504), B(2506) and C(2508). In the next few days, you will receive a separate email with classroom assignment for your child and teacher contact info. Classroom assignment is based on student age so that kids of similar ages will be in the same classroom. Returning students will be assigned to a different classroom from previous one. All three classrooms will use the same curriculum.
I’m glad that we will have the same teachers from last year to teach again this year. For more information about our teachers, check out here: http://www.carycs.org/act-psl-2019.html. Occasionally, when the class teacher is not available, an experienced Toastmaster from local Toastmasters clubs will step in as substitute teacher.
Room parents are needed each week to assist in the classroom. I encourage all parents to sign up as room parent at least once or twice throughout the school year. This is good opportunity for parents to observe the Toastmasters program so you can better support your child on the journey to improve communication and leadership skills. Signup link is on class homepage.
New WeChat group for the class has been established for communication with teachers and parents. Both parents and students are welcome. Due to privacy concern, please do not invite people from outside this class. Please scan the QR Code sent to your mailbox to join the WeChat group.
PREPARE FOR THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS
CCS Gavel Club Counselor