Number of Participants: 4
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $34
Event Type: Civic & Community
Date: January 28, 2021
Third graders from West End Elementary School in the Lynbrook Public Schools recently learned how to write persuasive speeches as part of their newest unit, Changing the World. They explored the power of persuasion and how to convey the way they think about a topic or issue through word choice and examples.
“Students are learning that they can change the world not just by looking at what is broken, but also by looking at what is beautiful,” said teacher Corinne Teichman.
As a result, the students decided to write about the noteworthy people that make up the school community. They wrote speeches about administrators, the custodial staff, nurses, service providers and more. It was a beautiful way to start the new year, thanking those who help to make students’ lives better, safer and happier.
1) Third graders Lily Elena (left) and Maggie Bowler (right) wrote their persuasive speeches about West End Library Media Specialist Heather LaBarbara (middle).
2) Third grader Melanie DeBernardo (left) shared her speech with school monitor Maureen Fraser, the inspiration behind her writing piece.
3) West End third grader Addison Casey (right) wrote her speech about reading teacher Laura D’Achille (left).
Photos courtesy of the Lynbrook Public Schools