Friday, March 25, 2011

First Grade Folktale Wax Museum

This morning the much-anticipated Folktale Wax Museum was on display. All 115 first-graders memorized their speeches and came dressed as their characters. The museum was in the cafeteria, where each student stood on a black circle. A small red button was in front of each student, with directions to "Press Here." When the button was pushed, the students recited their speeches. Evelyn's speech went as follows: Hello. My name is the Little Red Hen. I am from the folktale "Sly Fox and the Little Red Hen." I am clever because I tricked the Fox. He wanted to eat me! I put stones in the bag so he would think I was in there. The lesson in my story is being clever can help you solve big problems. To learn more about me you can read "Sly Fox and the Little Red Hen."

The cafeteria was packed with museum visitors, so it was impossible to get a picture of only the first-grade students/characters. However, I did get a shot of the row that Evelyn was in...look for her red hat with a yellow crest. She did a great job reciting her speech over and over again, and it sounds like she had fun, too!