My Son's Wax Musuem at School This Week

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This week my son and his class completed a project.  In a nutshell, they had a list of people to pick from.  This list consisted of influencial people in history.  Some are alive today and some have not been with us for hundreds of years.

This list included people like Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr, Neil Armstrong, just to name a few.

After picking a name, the kids would have to research that individual and write a short speech about their life.  Ultimately, the entire 5th grade would impersonate their choice for the rest of the school.  It was a great way to teach the kids about that individual and share with their classmates.  My son recited his speech 96 times today and will do it again on Friday.  All of the kids did great and taught me some tidbits of information I was not familiar with.

There were over 70 characters, I am sharing the pictures of the kids I know personally and received permission to display their pictures.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

My Son Quinten was Brett Favre.  Statistically, Mr. Favre is one of the best NFL quarterbacks to play the game.  Recently retired and returned (again), Brett has now chosen to play football for the Minnesota Vikings (Minnesota jersey is not available yet).

 

 

 

 

Bradley was Mr. Hank Aaron.  Did you know that Mr. Aaron held the record for most homeruns (755) for 33 years?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lauren was Mariel "Mia" Hamm.  Perhaps the best Woman's soccer player in the world.  She retired in 2004 and has already been inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame.  Although retired, she is still an inspiration to many soccer players of both sexes.

 

 

 

 

 

Malik provided us with some great information about our 44th President Barack Obama.  His speech included President Obama's accomplishments, prior to his presidency, as well as some information about our First Lady - Michelle.

 

 

As I mentioned, all of the kids did fantastic.  They completed their research, highlighted some of the better points, and shared them with parents and classmates.  It was a fun way for the kids to learn and memorize some fun facts about people who have changed our world or inspired us in one way or another.

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John Cannata
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Thanks Naoma.  They did have fun.  I know my school didnt do something like this when I was younger.  At least not that I remember.

May 06, 2009 09:55 AM #4
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Brian & Marie Spray
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Cool post John!  i actually remember (kinda) seeing Hank Aaron hit his record breaking home run back in the 70s!  This looks like a fun project for the kids and I bet they remember it for a long time!

Brian.

May 06, 2009 09:59 AM #5
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Brian - After 96 times today and again on Friday, I know these kids know their history.  And I'm sure they remember their partners around them as well.  A fun project.

May 06, 2009 10:06 AM #6
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Richard Weeks
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John, Great post. What a great fun way for kids to learn.
May 06, 2009 10:15 AM #7
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Greg Nino
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are u sure about Farve? Last I heard he was going to the Vikings.. now you're gonna make me go look!

May 06, 2009 11:09 AM #8
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John Cannata
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Thanks Richard.  I learned a lot myself.

Greg - I updated the post.  I typed NOT but I meant NOW.  Thanks for pointing that out.

May 06, 2009 01:06 PM #9
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Marchel Peterson
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John, How fun and what a creative teacher.  This makes learning FUN!

May 06, 2009 02:50 PM #10
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Donna Harris
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That sounded like a very interesting project.  Looks like they all had fun with the dressing up.

May 06, 2009 03:09 PM #11
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Shirley Parks
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Hi John, I love kids of any age but this age is so much fun; it's great to be involved with what they are learning.

May 06, 2009 04:00 PM #12
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Kristin Moran
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How fun.  THat is a brilliant way to learn about important people past & present.  I love it!

May 06, 2009 04:29 PM #13
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John

That is such a cool idea. I'm glad to see that social studies are still taught in school...

May 06, 2009 05:11 PM #14
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Erik Hitzelberger
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Very cool!  Schools get a bad rap too often.  This is a great idea to engage the kids and have them learn not only history, but also research and presentation skills.  On another note, can you imagine Lambeau Field when Farve returns in a Vikings jersery?  This will be bigger than Clemens returning to Boston as a Yankee.

May 06, 2009 05:17 PM #15
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JL Boney, III
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Now this seems like a fun learning experience for children and parents.

May 07, 2009 02:37 AM #16
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John Cannata
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Marchel - The entire 5th grade class participated, so it was about 70 kids portraying someone different.

That they did Donna.

Shirley - I agree.  They are still learning things and I learn with them.  I'm very impressed with the ways teachers teach today.  I give credit to Frisco ISD. I'm sure there are many other great school districts but Frisco ISD is one of the best.

Thanks Kristin. I agree.

May 07, 2009 02:50 AM #17
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Paul - Still teaching the basics in school.  This was a unique idea to learning about historic icons.

Erik - Im not sure how I would feel as a fan IN Green Bay.  It seems there is no real pride in starting and stopping your career with one company.  Its no reason sales are down on team jerseys.  Who wants to own a jersey of someone that no longer plays for the team...

JL - Lots of fun.  The kids learned many great facts about their individual.

May 07, 2009 03:00 AM #18
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Karen Otto
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Wow I am totally impressed by these kids! 96 times to recite something that's remarkable! You and Quinten should be proud!

May 07, 2009 02:29 PM #19
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Angelia Garcia
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Good lessons to learn.  Now about Obama?

I guess everyone is likeable.

Where's lunch?

May 08, 2009 03:44 AM #20
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John Cannata
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Karen - It certainly does make them learn it.  A great idea indeed.

Angelia - I can be free on most days for lunch.  Tuesday I'll be in Rockwall and Wednesday in Frisco.  Other than that, I can meet up with you.  I'll be sending a post for a Dallas Meetup in June.  Watch for that also.

May 09, 2009 08:12 AM #21
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Leander McClain
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John,

Thank you so much for sharing. I love to see the enthusiasm in the eyes of children who a truly proud of themselves.  These young men and women did an excellent job. Kudos to your son also.

Have a Great day

Make This YOUR Best Year Ever

Leander

May 12, 2009 12:27 AM #22
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Thank you Leander.  I hope you have a fantastic day as well.

May 12, 2009 12:30 AM #23
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