Aside from the memory component, the Classical Conversations group also covers science, fine arts, and public speaking. Each week, Meredith gives an oral presentation to her class and we are working on things like eye contact, the three second rule, and volume. She is doing great so far. It’s so fun to watch. All the kids are so cute about it.
For Meredith’s first oral presentation, she had to tell about her favorite Old Testament bible story. I reviewed all the options with her, but she was very adamant that The Fall was her “favorite” choice.
Here is what she said. I wish I had thought fast enough to get a video of it!
“My name is Meredith and I’m going to tell you about The Fall. In the garden, God said to Adam and Eve that they could eat of any of the fruit except for one and that was apples. But then one day a snake came to them and they disobeyed God and ate from that fruit. They tried to hide from God but God found them. They both had to leave the garden and an angel came with a stick of fire to keep them from coming back. Adam’s punishment was that he would have to work very hard to get food out of the ground. Eve’s punishment was that it would hurt very bad to get babies out. The worm’s punishment was that he would have to crawl around on his belly forever. Thank you.”