Last month, our students participated in New Community Academy’s Individual Learning Projects (ILP) night. This is a once-a-semester event that highlights a project each student has worked on throughout the semester. This project was based on famous people from history, and each student could choose to research and report on someone throughout history whom they found interesting. Some of the topics for this event included Marie Curie, Abraham Lincoln, Florence Nightingale, Daniel Boone, Napoleon Bonaparte, Marie Antoinette, and Sitting Bull. We all learned a lot of new facts about many interesting historical figures.
The students had the chance to shine with the public speaking and research skills they’ve been practicing for the entire school year so far. We’ve had drama classes with guest teacher Ms. Sarah to learn how to project and be comfortable in front of people, along with many English classes with our own Ms. Ann to hone our research, report writing, and presentation skills. It’s all a learning process, and the students are proving to be quite capable in delivering information on their chosen topics in an interesting and compelling way.
And because you need a “public” to practice public speaking, we are thankful to the families of our students, along with the several donors, supporters, and friends of the school, who attended the evening’s events. Our next ILP night will be in early June. Please keep your eyes open for announcements and times. You don’t want to miss it! And check out the photos below to get a feel for the evening’s presentations and activities.