I don't know about you, but when I was in fifth grade I had to write—let me be frank here—really boring reports on famous people. My problem was this: I knew that anything I had to say about a figure from history would pale beside the account of the authors whose works I based my report on.
These days, thanks to better teaching, students have fewer reports like mine to write, turn in, get graded on, and throw away. Today's fifth graders (at our school, anyway) get to portray the historical figures they profile, complete with monologue, gestures, and costume.
Our kindergarten class visited our buddy fifth grade class today to see their "Wax" museum. We saw our fifth grade friends dressed in costume. Each had a red button, which, when pushed, would bring the figure to life to tell their story.
Because we're kindergarten, we got the premiere performance. Tours of the wax museum continued all afternoon and were enjoyed by everyone at Dunham.
I was mesemerized. Still, I managed to snap a few photos to share here.