Living Wax Museum

March 6th from 6:00-7:00

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Beginning this week, all of 2nd grade will be working on a wax museum project in which each student will be portraying one famous American in our "living museum". During this event students will research a historical figure, to transform into. Our living museum will be showcased during open house!

Yesterday, during class, we discussed some examples of people to choose from. The list included presidents, inventors, explorers, pilots, doctors, leaders, scientists and more. Students may have spoken with you last night to get your input on who would be a good choice for their project. The only guidelines being, the person has to be an American and the person cannot be the same person they researched last year in first grade.

Students will research their famous American during class time using the research guide that I will provide for them. They will also be completing a written biography at school about their American. If they choose, they may do additional research with you at home and bring in information to help them write their speech.

The speech will be prepared in first person format. An outline will be given to assist learners in the speech writing. It will include the famous person's life from childhood to adulthood. The speech will need to be prepared and practiced. However, students can use note cards during their presentation. While we will be working on this at school, learners may need to spend some time practicing their presentation at home to ensure it is quality!

On the day of the event, March 6th, they will dress as their historical figure. Your child does not need an elaborate costume, something as simple as a hat or some kind of prop would be great.

Today I showed them pictures of students that used a tri-fold board as a background. See the picture below of the mountain scene as an example.

I know this is a lot of information all at once. But I will keep you in the loop!

Please let me know if you have any questions.
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