Avery's fourth grade class has been diligently working on a major project. They each chose an important historical figure and researched and learned about him/her. In art class they painted a portrait of the person, in computer class they typed their paper.
All that work culminated into a "wax museum" day. They each dressed as their character and stood next to a display they set up, then opened it up to students, parents and family. Each time someone pressed a paper button, the "wax figure" would come to life and give a prepared speech about themselves. Avery was Amelia Earhart.
I asked Avery what her favorite thing she learned was (Aiden happened to be in the vicinity when I asked her) My favorite thing I learned was that she flew around the world (Aiden: well, she didn't quite) and how she was (Aiden: a tomboy?) brave. We're a family...when one of us learns about Amelia, we ALL learn about her. :)
The event was really well done and I was impressed how much Avery learned about research and writing a paper, all while having fun. The grandparents who saw her raved and yesterday my mom called to tell me Avery made the front page of our local paper.