Friday, November 16, 2007
Walt Disney & the Wax Museum
Last Night Ammon was Walt Disney at their school "Wax Museum." All fifth graders had to choose someone famous from history, do a long report about their lives, condense that into a 30 second speech, and then have a display to go along with it. The kids were supposed to be like wax statues and when people came along to view them, if they wanted to know about the person, they touched a yellow button (sheet on desk) and then the kids would give their memorized speech. Ammon did a great job! He had his all memorized, but after about 1 1/2 hours and nearly 150 requests to give his speech, he got very, very tired and needed to quit. The kids repeated all this for the school kids today for another 2 hours. Ammon was so tired last night after it was over that he just wanted to go to bed. He went to bed at 7:22 p.m. and didn't wake up until I made him wake up at 6:30 this morning! He seemed to enjoy getting this project all put together. He glued the stuff on the poster so he helped on that and he was the one that found all the information about Walt Disney's life. This was truly his project. I had thought it might be fun to do something about a person who had been wheelchair bound to show the world great things can happen no matter what, but Ammon was adamant that he be Walt Disney. It's his project, so we said, "Go for it." There were some really superb things done for this project throughout the whole school.
Kudos to all of them, and especially for Ammon!