Kristina's 5th grade class starts the year by doing presentations on how they are an Influential American. They then move on to study some of the influential people in American history. So this is my 3rd child with this teacher and so she always counts on one of my kids starting the year with their presentation since we have been through this before. Honestly, I am glad to get it out of the way too!
Kristina did a great job. She told about how she came from an orphanage in Kazakhstan and now she is in America with more opportunities. She talked about how church and grandparents have an influence in her life. She even said that she wants to be a mom and a teacher in the future to be able to influence others. We took one of the nesting dolls, or Matryoshka dolls that I bought in Moscow, Russia. Kristina also brought a necklace that she made with Grandma Lockhart and a wooden boat from the Tall Ships we saw with Papa Jack and MaNette.