Wednesday, February 10, 2010

NEWS FLASH!! Amelia Earhart Found!

We found her at 10:15 in our local elementary school library on Tuesday the 9th of February, 2010, and just knew it had to be her.  Isn't the resemblance striking? Not that I ever met Amelia Earhart. That was who Sweet Marissa chose to be for their annual 4th Grade Wax Museum. 

Each year, the 4th Graders get to participate in the Wax Museum. It's a big deal.  The 3rd Graders this year are already choosing characters for next year.  The kids have to pick a historical figure, do their research, and then dress the part, and strike an opening pose. When someone pushes their button (see Marissa's right shoulder) they "come to life" and give a short speech about themselves and their life.

It's a great idea, don't you think?  The parents are invited of course, but the younger elementary kids also get to take the tour.  I have never seen so many Kindergartners or 1st graders stand in rapt attention.

Marissa did a great job!  She did her research which also happened to include watching Amy Adams in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.  That was pretty tough to handle.  She hates those kind of movies (cough cough).  Did you know that Amelia Earhart was a nurse too?  Me neither! So mom and dad were both represented.  I felt a little better after learning that. Notice she did not pick Florence Nightengale or Clara Barton.

Now Abby, she was a GREAT Clara Barton.

I have to hand it to Marissa's fourth grade teachers. This year has been ridiculously fun for Marissa. She may even come out of it liking math, thanks to Mr. Lang. They are learning responsibility and organization in a number of creative ways.  Marissa is on the Valentine's Day Party committee and I offered to help by making some treats.  She told me it was "not in the budget".  They have a $20 budget to stick to and that would have put them over.  Good for them. 

Oh, and by the way, we found Elvis too. Just in case you were wondering.


Mrs. E said...

What a great idea!! Love it!! Your daughter is adorable. I have always loved the story of Amelia Earhart. I remember reading a biography on her when I was about a 4th grader. Yea for that creative teacher! They will never forget that assignment!

The B Keeper said...

Marissa makes a GREAT Amelia Earhart ! Had no idea that she was a nurse. So glad to hear that she is having fun, while learning in 4th grade.

Marissa must be have an adventurous spirit, to choose such an individual to research.

Makes me want to go to the movies though....wish you were closer so we could go catch a movie together....