Project 366: Day 12

During the Christmas break, my son spent time pulling together information about sea urchins. Yesterday, he presented his research report to his fellow classmates. I don’t remember doing a research report in first grade, unless you count scoping the house for something interesting to bring for ‘Show and Tell’.

Camera in tow, I went to see/hear my son give his presentation. How very cool to watch him stand in front of his class. He did a great job. Plus, he never blushed or showed signs of nervousness. (He does not get his public speaking confidence from me, that’s for certain!)

When all is said and done, I plan on printing out all 366 pictures as a reminder of the year 2012. I did not intend to share any pictures from my son’s presentation with the blogosphere; however, when I look back at Project 366 and the year 2012, I want to remember my son’s first classroom presentation.



24 thoughts on “Project 366: Day 12

  1. That’s wonderful! I’m happy to hear your son’s presentation went so well! I’d rather beat my head into a wall for 10 minutes than give a speech for 5. I sweat, stutter and stammer… seriously, I forget my own name. It’s awful.

  2. Hi,
    I think this is great, not only for your memories, but for your son as well when he gets older.
    He looks very confident standing up there in front of everybody, a job well done
    I would say. 🙂

  3. As I gather first grade materials in preparation for our baby’s graduation open house this spring, I gulp back a few tears seeing your fine young boy up there, so proud and so ready.

    And … that Mom was there?

    … the best!

    xo MJ

    1. Oh MJ, that makes me feel wonderful. I am glad I captured his moment. One day, like you, I’ll be prepping for his graduation. *gasp* Oh, I won’t think about that today. (smile) Thank you, thank you, MJ.

  4. You’re right about research in the first grade! For me, show and tell was the extent of it, too…and even that scared and perplexed me.

    There’s a lot of talk about the poor quality of education these days. What I see is two vastly different spectrums. Some of the stuff kids put out these days boggles my mind. I realize the Internet has developed into a powerful tool (and probably distraction, too) for the classroom. But still, the maturity and ability to articulate ideas is so much better in some really young kids than it was when I went to school

    On the other hand, we’ve got kids in high school who can’t read or spell, who don’t know where they came from or where they’re going, who don’t know who the President of the US is or what his job means to them. Such a dichotomy. Hmmmm….a good blog topic, eh?

    Congrats to your son and his class for being in the achievers column.

    1. I’ve written about education once or twice, Linda. The topic is controversial on many levels, which I think is a shame. I think education should be discussed to the point of becoming uncomfortable, because I do think the United States needs a great deal of help within the public school system.

      Have you seen the movie ‘Waiting for Superman’? There are others like that film, too. Parents need to advocate more for the education of their children. Unfortunately, advocating takes work, and many parents see school as a babysitter. Harsh words – my apology for offending anyone.

      It is – as you said – a dichotomy.

      Thanks for visiting, reading – oh – and liking! 🙂

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