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Live Wax Museum

For the fourth year, South Grove’s third grade hosted its Live Wax Museum. This was an engaging and enriching extension of their Teachers College Reading/Writing Biography Unit. Each student selected a notable person and researched his or her life and achievements. Always on the lookout for K-PRIDE, South Grove students analyzed which personal characteristics allowed this person to become notable and someone worth emulating. Students selected a quote that highlighted their notable person’s character. Students researched, planned, wrote, memorized and developed their presentation skills and brought these notable people to life with costumes, props and a short biographical speech.

Third grade families were invited to the Live Wax Museum. Throughout our gymnasium, third grade students took their place as their notable person. Students remained still as a statute, until a visitor tapped their shoulder and then they came to life.

After all the museum visitors had an opportunity to interact with the statues, the students treated the visitors to a short musical performance. Our Music Teacher had rehearsed this song with the grade, as part of Syosset's Crosscutting Initiative. The students sang a song that highlighted the impact kindness has on the past and the present.

Here are some photos from the event: 

 

A sign welcoming visitors to the museum

reflect the impact kindness has on the past and the present...

reflect the impact kindness has on the past and the present...

reflect the impact kindness has on the past and the present...

reflect the impact kindness has on the past and the present...

reflect the impact kindness has on the past and the present...

reflect the impact kindness has on the past and the present...

A boy dressed like Einstein

reflect the impact kindness has on the past and the present...