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Kindergarten students practice leadership through presentations

 

Kindergarten students practice leadership through presentations

Maize Elementary School kindergarten students Maya Young, left, and Lila Harris gave presentations to the Maize Board of Education on Jan. 14. Maya demonstrated how to make a dessert, and Lila demonstrated a science experiment.

These leadership opportunities are a part of the weekly experience for their class. Students work with their parents to develop a lesson to present to their peers in class. Their teacher is Cheryl Rodriguez.

After they delivered their presentations, a couple of parents spoke to the board about the program. They said the opportunity has built their children’s confidence level and public speaking skills. It also helps the students develop an understanding and ability to articulate, communicate, and teach step-by-step processes.

(Also pictured: Board President Dr. Jeff Jarman, left, and member Matt Jensby.)