The first grade classes held a book talk competition, where each student shared a favorite book with classmates. Before the book talk, students were asked to reflect on the Social Issues speech day, the first speech competition. Because of their reflection on the previous speech, it was decided that students should only write a few notes on a memo for their book talk and to focus on speaking about their ideas confidently rather than on memorization of a speech. The goal was to make the other students want to read their books by using great communication skills. Because of this, students were able to have more communication with each other and practice speaking to each other using English in a more natural way. The students talked about the plot of their books, why they liked their books, and why they recommended the books to others. All of the students tried very hard and introduced some interesting books to one another. Great job, first graders!