I was really nervous to present, but I was able to control it. It was a big challenge to stop my legs from shaking but for some reason, my voice did not. That was a big mystery to me. I learned how to keep calm when I present. I also learned how to project my voice. I also learned not to speed but to slow it down so everyone understands me. I think that capstone took lots of research but I enjoyed presenting. I liked to share my knowledge with others. Listening to other peoples capstone helped me a lot because I could learn from their mistakes. Like if someone was speaking too quiet, I can learn from them to speak loud.
I looked to see what other people did good, as well, so I can try to do that in MY presentation. I think I did a pretty good job making eye contact with people and not looking down at my script. I worked really hard on this, and it payed off. But a challenge for me was to speak up in the beginning. I was a little nervous and that is what probably caused it. I was actually ok after that.
I am really proud of myself and I am actually glad I practiced so much. I did not know what I was worrying about earlier before I presented. I had a little tongue twisters but overall I think I did good. Capstone was a great experience , and I hope all fifth graders around the world will be able to do Capstone. 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀
I knew all of my lines and I am glad I practiced so many times because it really payed off. My biggest problem was being nervous. That is what usually threw me off. I was especially nervous my first presentation. But along the way I learned to stay calm. While I was researching I hit a wall. It was just repetitive information. This was the hardest part of capstone for me. Another hard part was getting the right images. I had to grab different images many times.
Since there was a room completely filled with adults compared to a room half full of kindergardeners, you might see why I was more nervous to present in front of the parents. The pressure was on and no one wanted to mess up on the big day.