Students give oral presentations about current events that interest them in Junior Kindergarten through fourth grade. This has been an Alta Vista tradition throughout the history of the school. Current Events presentations encourage students to connect with what is going on in the world around them, to understand nonfiction text, and put it in their own words.
Current Events presentations also give students regular practice in public speaking skills. Since presentations are done multiple times each year, students have the chance to become increasingly independent with the process of finding articles, taking notes on what they read, and putting together an engaging presentation.