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March 3, 2015

For the past month or so the third grade at Alistair’s school has been working on a great project.  They called it the Wax Museum.  Each student selected a historical or famous person from a list, and spent time researching the person – not just what made them noteworthy, but also their early childhood, things they were interested in, and what we can learn from them today.  Then they had to pull together a costume, complete with a prop, and be ready for the big presentation.

Alistair got Paul Revere.




I don’t think I’m bragging when I say he looks pretty darned authentic.  Considering the only thing we bought was the felt to make the hat, I’m pretty impressed with our resourcefulness.

On the day of the Wax Museum, each child had to present the facts about their person on demand – depending on which ‘button’ a visitor selected, each child had to present the fact about their person.  Some classes read their facts from index cards, others had the cards nearby for inspiration, but Alistair’s class did it all from memory.

Here’s my boy:


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