Now since I’m done with my final presentation and done practicing, I get to present in front of the parents. My teacher split the class up to present in different rooms. For all I know, I presented last in my class and some people went to the auditorium, some went to the library, and some went to the computer lab.
First we had the moving up ceremony, then, for 15 minutes, we looked at the digital experiences in the 5th grade wing because after that all I have to do is walk into my classroom. I knew I practiced a lot but I was still a tiny bit nervous because I was going to be recorded and if I messed up, then every fourth grader next year will see so I told myself to speak slower. When it was almost my turn, I told myself not to worry. I just had to smile, speak slowly, to not bore the audience, and finally to not look at my index cards too much. When it was finally my turn, I went up and gave my TED Talk. I think that it went pretty well but I just messed up on one word which I guess is okay. Once you start and get the hang of it, everything is fine. In the middle where I talked about my site visit and interview I stopped being nervous. After I was done my parents told me that I did great. Even some other people in the audience told me that. I really happy that I actually did it! Many students in my class were like,”Hey, Capstone is over!” But then I would remind them that we still had to write our final blog post which is what I’m doing right now.
Overall I think that Capstone was a great experience and It helped me with my public speaking skills. I learned a lot about a topic that I was super interested in. I hope I can do something like this in middle school!