Today was an exciting day for some students at Stanley Consolidated School. Out Hackmatack group was lucky enough to have Joann Hamilton-Barry give a presentation on her book Oak Island and the Search for the Buried Treasure. The students were enthralled during this excellent presentation. Since most of the students had read her book, they knew some of the stories she referred to in her talk.
We invited the grade three class to join our presentation. This was a definite hit with them as well. It was an excellent way to introduce them to some of the activities of Hackmatack as well as spike their interest in joining our Hackmatack group next year.
Joann had many little props to show the students as well as her outstanding Power Point describing some the mystery surrounding this interesting island. She also took the time to answer all of the questions the students had. Overall, the presentation was excellent. Joann’s background in teacher surfaced as she had no problem keeping the students excited and engaged the entire time. Some of the students even want to visit Oak Island with their family.