Blessed to Have Been Invited a Third Time as a Public Speaker to St. Hilary Elementary School

I was happy to be returning to St. Hilary Elementary School again this morning. Since my last visit here, there were still a couple of classes that had wanted me to present to them as a Public Speaker. On this visit all remaining classes were scheduled to congregate in the library after respective morning prayers in their classes.

When we arrived, Ms. Rubino, the school’s administrative assistant, advised us that we were indeed setting up in the library.  We signed in, greeted Ms. Calvert and made our way to the library. The library was beautiful with its’ wall mounted smart board and its desktop situated right by its side. A teacher, working in the library, kindly turned on the desktop and the laptop.  The set up was simple and easy. Everything worked on the first try.

Shortly after school started, Ms. Nwakoby grade two class and Ms. Subic’s grade one class came into the library. Ms. Nwakoby and her class were very happy to see me again, as I was to see them.

Ms. Calvert also graced the library and gave an informative introduction about the challenges experienced by those, who have special needs. She added; how important it is not to make conclusions based on appearances.

The students attentively listened to my Public Speaking presentation. They enjoyed applauding me throughout my presentation.  They were certainly a joyful, enthusiastic and most appreciative audience. They made me smile so much and they filled my heart with memorable heartwarming joy.

During the question period, students politely raised their hands to ask questions. They were an endearing friendly audience and I was just so delighted by their genuine interest.

As recess was soon approaching, the question period came to an end. Blank Exit Tickets were given to the teachers, to be completed at their convenience, with their respective students.

Ms. Carriere, an Educational Resource Worker, approached me once all the classes left. She shared how much she enjoyed my presentation too. She happily took a picture with me in the library.

Before leaving, we went to the office to say good-bye to the wonderful Principal, Ms. Calvert; however, she was away from her office, in a meeting. We signed out from the Visitor’s Booklet and said good-bye to the gracious Ms. Rubino.

It’s a blessing to have been invited to St. Hilary Elementary School as a Public Speaker three times. I’m very pleased to have had the opportunity to speak with all grades from one to eight during my three visits here too. At each visit, I met warm and friendly staff, who made me feel so welcomed. I feel honoured to have inspired each student in personal and unique ways. God Bless St. Hilary Elementary School Always.




 

On June 7th, 2019, the completed grade one and two Exit Tickets were picked up from Ms. Rubino in the school office. (Spelling was edited at times for legibility.)

 

Below are excerpts from some of the grade one students’ Exit Tickets:

 

Today I heard/saw… “Today I saw Giselle.”

This made me think… “It made me happy.”

Now, I wonder… “I wonder how does she feel.”


Today I heard/saw… “Today I saw Giselle. She doesn’t talk.”

This made me think… “That we’re all different.”

Now, I wonder… “that were all different by everything.”


Today I heard/saw… “Giselle”

This made me think… “It doesn’t matter if you are different”

Now, I wonder… “it really doesn’t matter if you are different or not.”


Today I heard/saw… “Giselle teach us about we don’t have to be the same.”

This made me think… “that I love everyone people.”

Now, I wonder… “that everyone’s life can be different.”


Today I heard/saw… “and saw Giselle teach us wonderful thing.”

This made me think… “I saw Giselle picture she was so happy for the world.”

Now, I wonder… “because Giselle brave … she can walk if her dad walk with her.”


Today I heard/saw… “Today I saw Giselle.”

This made me think… “that her life was hard for her.”

Now, I wonder… “that she has a good life if someone helps her.”

 




 

Below are excerpts from some of the grade two students’ Exit Tickets:

 

Today I heard/saw… “I heard her talk about her challenges.”

This made me think… “I want to be like her a public speaker.”

Now, I wonder… “I wonder if I could be a public speaker.”


Today I heard/saw… “Today I saw Giselle she was telling us about her challenges in life and how she overcame them”

This made me think… “That I should overcome my challenges so I can make the world a positive place.”

Now, I wonder… “How she can do this and I wonder, if I can be like Giselle and change the world”


Today I heard/saw… “Today I heard that Giselle has a condition called cerebral palsy and today I saw Giselle.”

This made me think… “how I could be a better person”

Now, I wonder… “If I can ignore negative comments like Giselle”


Today I heard/saw… “Giselle had to face a lot of challenges”

This made me think… “you can do more stuff”

Now, I wonder… “you can still do more thing”


Today I heard/saw… “Giselle the public speaker.”

This made me think… “how her computer talks?”

Now, I wonder… “how she gets by?”


Today I heard/saw… “Giselle talking about that she has disabilities.”

This made me think… “that Giselle was a special gift from God.”

Now, I wonder… “how does Giselle talk to her friends with her iPad?”


Today I heard/saw… “that she can not talk”

This made me think… “to be a better person”

Now, I wonder… “that all of us are not different.”


Today I heard/saw… “Today I heard she has challenges”

This made me think… “I can help and be a better person.”

Now, I wonder… “When did she become a public speaker.”


Today I heard/saw… “I saw heard Giselle.”

This made me think… “I think I will be nice.”

Now, I wonder… “I wonder if I should be nice to everyone”


Today I heard/saw… “the difficulty challenges”

This made me think… “She’s a real public speaker”

Now, I wonder… “how she goes around the world”


 Today I heard/saw… “I heard that Giselle can not do all the stuff we can do”

This made me think… “that Giselle is very smart”

Now, I wonder… “Giselle can do public speaking and we can not.”


Today I heard/saw… “That Giselle has cerebral palsy.”

This made me think… “Can Giselle accomplish all of her challenges with cerebral palsy”

Now, I wonder… “What else Giselle can do?”


Today I heard/saw… “That she has challenges. That Giselle has problems.”

This made me think… “That she going to help people by talking to them”

Now, I wonder… “that is she in charge.”




 

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