THE 2017 RESULTS ARE IN!
Kindergarten 1st place Bode Moffat
1st Grade 1st place Henri van Noordenburg
2nd place Libby Rowland
3rd place Declan Van Praag
2nd Grade 1st place Matthew Oglesby
2nd place Timmery Condit
3rd place Gavington McDonald and Ian Woodward
3rd Grade 1st place Colin Magnuson
2nd place Addison Kerper
3rd place Hank Halboth
4th Grade 1st place Keller Fiore
2nd place Breeana Leslie
3rd place Mackenzie Rauch
5th Grade 1st place Julia Kammerer
2nd place Riley Sullivan
3rd place Elliot Dawson
The Oral Interpretation Festival is a long-standing tradition at Parmalee Elementary in which students have an opportunity to recite poetry or literature selections in front of an audience. The benefits of participating in this program include;
A) it encourages a lifetime appreciation of poetry
B) it is a wonderful opportunity to practice speaking in front of a group
C) it is FUN!!
Each student is encouraged to pick a piece of poetry, short story or a passage of a book or play-preferable something that interests them. Some students have even recited original works or with a partner! The suggested length for each grade level are as follows:
K 25 words
1 50 words
2 75 words
3 100 words
4 125 words
5 150 words
Please submit the poetry selection to your teacher or to the PTA folder in the main office by Monday October 23rd 2017. The selection should include the student’s name and teacher, the poetry in it’s entirety, the author and the number of words in the poem.
The selection must be memorized and will be recited and judged on Tuesday November 14th 2017 in the Gymnasium. Grades K-2 will begin at 9:15am and Grades 3-5 will start at approximately 10am and be finished by 11:30am. Light costumes or props are fine to use as long as they are not distracting from the piece. Students will be judged on Personal Connection, Voice, Creativity and Preparedness of Delivery. Ribbons will be awarded for first, second and third place. Parents are encourage to attend the Festival. You will be amazed at the students’ achievements.
Please contact Jeannine Rauch at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.