Sunday, February 19, 2017

Wax Museum

In third grade one of the things the kids look forward to is the wax museum. Lily has seen the older kids perform this for the last few years and she was looking forward to her turn. 
Each child picks a historical person who made an impact on history in some way. 
It was a tough decision and some of the people Lily would have like to do her report on were already taken (J.K. Rowling). She decided (with some prompting from her parents of course) on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
They read books about their person, wrote a whole speech, and then dressed in character for the morning of the wax museum. It was so cool. Ruth poses with her BFF Scarlett aka Audrey Hepburn.
The parents attend the wax museum in the morning and walk around and push the button on the wax figure's hand to activate the speech. There were so many diverse and interesting characters from past and present.
I'm not at all biased but I'm pretty certain Lily's was the best!!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Sweet Valentine

Valentine's day snuck up on us this year on a Tuesday. We managed to make some sweet treats for our teachers. 
It was free dress day at school that day, it was a sea of pink and red. There were cards and treats for the girls with cinnamon rolls for breakfast!
Gemma's class had special Valentine's centers. They sorted and charted conversation heart candies.

They all made a special box to keep their valentine's in and brought it to school that day. They had to go around the room and place a valentine in each friends box. Needless to say Gemma's box came home with a whole collection of goodies addressed to other kids. Oh well, they can't really read yet.
Gemma wore her heart necklace from Granny proudly.
I volunteer in Gemma's class on Tuesday mornings and then stay for the art at lunch program for the rest of the day. Our project on Valentine's was a self portrait made into a valentine. It was really cute. Lily and her friends usually come to art at lunch. It's touch to compete with recess time.
Don't worry Daddy wasn't left out, we had a fancy dinner at home steak and potatoes and dessert. Sweet cards were exchanged and of course Mommy got beautiful roses for her table too.