Good Evening CCS Parents,
On Saturday, December 14th, all PSL classes participated in our year end Speech Contest. Each class had two to three students competing in the event. All the contestants did a Great Job!
The students that placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the competition are listed below.
Again Congratulations to the Winners and All Participants for a job well done!
Everyone enjoy the Holidays, and we will see you January 4th 2020.
Good Morning CCS Parents,
Saturday, December 14th is the last day of school for the first semester. As noted last week a speech contest will be held during classroom hours in the common area near the PSL classes.
The contestants for classroom 2506-B are Penny, Nicholas, and Jiarong. The planned backup speakers are Leo and Michelle. If you are available parents are welcome to attend.
Everyone enjoy the holidays, and we will see you in January!
Good Evening CCS Parents,
We have two weeks of school left on the calendar for this semester before the holiday break. I initially had stated the Public Speaking Contest would possibly be held on December 7th, but it has been changed to December 14th in the common area near the classroom. Parents are invited to attend.
The students who are participating on the 14th are Penny, Niko, and Jiar-rong. The backup speech contestants are Leo and Michelle. Will the parents of these students please let them know of the changes in the contest date.
This semester the students have been working extensively on their speeches, and performing class room officer roles. I wanted to make sure every student had the opportunity to speak, and receive feedback on their speeches to improve their presentation skills. It may have not been the most exciting class, but it gave the students the opportunity to listen to their peers, provide feedback, and improve on personal speeches.
The students are doing a greet job working on their speeches and presenting in class. They are also introducing the speaker and evaluating their peers to help them improve on their speech techniques.
We have about three more classes before we have the end of the year Speech and Evaluation contest.
The next few classes will be committed to preparing the students for this opportunity.
The homework for this week was a handout titled Outline for a Quick Speech. The students should use their current speech to answer these questions. This will help them work on the organization of their speech. The more they review the speech the more familiar they will become with the details, and be able to speak without reading.
If the students were absent on Saturday please have them to work on this for next Saturday's class.
1. General Topic or Theme
2. Involved Person(s)
3. The Facts
4. Personal Feelings.
Enjoy your Week!
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.