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.