Friday, October 23, 2009

Weekly Update - Week 11 (10/19-10/23)

We had a very good week this week! We managed to do a full schedule, including both history and science two days this week!

This week in pre-algebra we continued reviewing the order of operations w/all components. Next week we will re-test this chapter and then, I hope, move on to the next one. Spelling and grammar continue on course, as do guitar and drawing. We are reading Pollyanna out loud - sometimes its a little slow, but we're plodding through. In the New Testament, we have completed Titus.In history, we have finished reading about the Age of Reason and my son has started working on his biographical report of Issac Newton.

Wednesday was really different than most. Our speech club held a club wide speech/debate tournament. It was my son's first speech competition and he did very well. The judges did a wonderful job with his comments & he came away very encouraged.

I am excited about the opportunities participation in speech and debate through the NCFCA. Over the next few years, we should be able to work on honing my son's communications skills in preparation for his life and career. Here is the Mission Statement of the NCFCA:
The National Christian Forensics and Communications Association (NCFCA) believes that formal speech and debate can provide a means for home schooled students to learn and exercise analytical and oratorical skills, addressing life issues from a Biblical world view in a manner that glorifies God. To provide these opportunities to home schooled students, NCFCA shall facilitate qualifying tournaments throughout the country and the annual national tournament.

I have been watching various interpretive speeches on all week. Here's my favorite from this week, The Phantom Tollbooth:
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Enjoy!

1 comment:

Daisy said...

I loved speech/debate in college! One of my favorite classes. I'm glad to see someone else enjoying it.

Now if I could only get my own children to smile while talking, I'd be getting somewhere. LOL.

Great week in review.