Grade 5 Graduation / Celebration Speech

This week we have been planning and writing our end of year speech celebrating all of the experiences that the students have enjoyed in their Elementary school years, either at YIS or elsewhere. We really learned something about ‘Who We Are’ from our reflections as we built up our speeches.

All students have practised their speeches independently and with a partner. The speeches and the actual writing have been uploaded to Seesaw for you to see and read on that platform.

Planning was based on THIS document.

From 5W – 10 students decided that they would like to challenge themselves and make their speech in front of the class. All students voted on each speech based on the following rubric.

The result was extremely close – but we will be represented by Hal Mikasa who topped the number of votes. Congratulations to Hal and thank you to all students who challenged for the honour of representing our wonderful 5W class this year.

5W students end of year celebration speech

5W students have been asked to write a short speech that represents his or her feelings at the end of Grade 5. All students were invited to take part in a class ‘speech contest’ to choose one 5W student who will read their speech at the Graduation / Celebration ceremony on the 15th of June.

We worked from a planning template HERE. We looked at past winning speeches, reviewed the criteria and planned using a categorising or relationship or sequencing brainframe, which you should be able to find in your child’s portfolio along with a paper copy of his or her essay.

All speeches can be read in the comments box below. Thank you very much to Mai, Jack, Leylia, Ryuta, Anish, Lisa, Hemal and Ellenah for being risk takers and entering the 5W speech competition to see who would represent 5W at the Grade 5 Celebration / Graduation Day on June 15th. All students and myself voted on the following form, using the criteria mentioned.

Speech voting form

Congratulations to Lisa Harmer for winning – by 1 point from Ellenah with Jack a very close 3rd. See the scores HERE.

5W students all wrote a Grade 5 ‘Celebration’ speech

and congratulations to Joshua Noda-Hines who was voted by his peers to be our 5W class representative at the ‘Grade 5 Celebration’ event on Wednesday 17th June in the Auditorium. Thank you very much to the other students who took the challenge of reading their speech in front of the class. If you would like to read your child’s entry, or any of the 5W students’ entries, please click on one of the links in the comments section below. The criteria we used to vote was:

Speech rubric