In Ms. McCorkle's class, Mac was to give a presentation, and make some visual aids, for any country in the world. He immediately chose Kazakhstan, the country of his birth.
Mac made me very proud as he patiently listened to his classmates give their presentations. A good friend of his who was born and adopted in Russia gave his presentation, and a classmate from India also gave a talk on the country of her heritage. All of the children are learning to listen, to take notes and give positive response to the presenter by asking questions or making comments.
For his visual presentation, he made a mobile with a small drawing of the Kazakhstan flag, a felt model of a "yurta" (portable tent housing), and some photos of Mac when he visited Kazakhstan in 2006.
I am very proud of Mac. He is a very smart child, and impresses me each day with the depth and breadth of his understanding of the world.