MILTON – The fifth graders at Milton Elementary School just weren’t themselves Friday morning.
These students, after reading books and doing additional research on historical figures they learned from history books, presented a “wax museum” to the school disguising themselves as the figures they they learnt.
From Jackie Robinson to Jane Goodall and Albert Einstein, each student assembled an informative poster and disguised themselves as the person they had heard of, then got to exhibit their knowledge for the rest of the school.
Emily Sergent, a fifth-grade teacher at the school, said she did it a few years ago but decided that after a difficult year of learning and unknowns it was time to bring him back.
“This year has been very difficult and we started to think as a team about what we might be able to do for them,” said Sergeant.
Considering that at the start of the year, no one knew when or if the students would return to mainstream education, and the unknowns that came with the blended learning model, Sergent said this project turned out to be very special and gave staff and students a reason to celebrate. .
“I don’t know if I can think of a word to describe it or how proud I am of them. We’ve scheduled hours for all the other classes to come down to see them, and now that’s something we’ve decided to do every year so the kids have something to look forward to by the end of their fifth grade. Said Sergeant.
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