History comes to life at the Wax Museum

History comes to life at the Wax Museum
Posted on 03/30/2017
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History Comes to Life at Wax Museum Fundraiser

When second grade teacher Ms. Garrett learned that a dear family friend’s child was diagnosed with cancer, she felt the need to do something to help.  Ms. Isom had a great idea for students that she had done in a previous school, a real-life wax museum.  Together the Wax Museum Coins for Koko fundraiser was born.

The second grade classes are learning about biographies and studied Theodore Roosevelt together.  This lead to each student selecting a person that had made a contribution to the world, doing research, and writing a biography for their character in the wax museum.

Students began their research at school using Sybaloo and supplemented their work with help from school librarian Mrs. Upton.  She assisted in finding books in the library.  Some students also brought research they did with their family at home.  Once the research and biographies were completed, the real fun began!

At the Wax Museum, second graders set up their displays, dressed as their characters, and stood still like wax statues.  The sound of coins dropping into their cups brought the characters to life.  They introduced themselves and answered questions.  As of today, over $1,400 has been raised by these students!

Congratulations Suquamish Elementary Second Graders!

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