Historical figures pay visit to Park Avenue Elementary


By Allison Mount and Debra Logan - Special to The Sentinel



Courtesy photo The fifth graders spent the day sharing their learning with the rest of the Park Avenue Elementary. The other classes walked through the bustling halls, pushing buttons, and learning all about these fascinating characters. Teachers and staff praised the student’s effort saying


Courtesy photo The fifth graders spent the day sharing their learning with the rest of the Park Avenue Elementary. The other classes walked through the bustling halls, pushing buttons, and learning all about these fascinating characters. Teachers and staff praised the student’s effort saying


Amelia Earhart, Abraham Lincoln, Mother Teresa, and John Glenn were among the famous people recently “seen” in the halls of Park Avenue Elementary. Nearly a hundred statue still students dressed as the best and brightest historical figures lined the halls. After picking out an important person from history, each fifth grade student spent the month of January researching that person and then creating a costume and backdrop to represent the famous person. Fifth graders celebrated the end of their biography research project by treating other students and the public to a wax museum event.

As you walked by these “wax figures” you would see a small button on the backdrop encouraging you to push to learn more. Pushing this button caused the student’s wax statue portrayal to come to life and deliver a short speech filled with exciting historical information.

The fifth graders spent the day sharing their learning with the rest of the Park Avenue Elementary. The other classes walked through the bustling halls, pushing buttons, and learning all about these fascinating characters. Teachers and staff praised the student’s effort saying “This is the best thing this school has ever done.” and “It is going to take me so long to get anywhere today because I have to push the buttons.”

Students returned to Park Avenue in the evening to welcome parents and the community to the wax museum. The turnout for this evening event was impressive and even slightly overwhelming. The fifth grade team of teachers was pleasantly surprised by the large turnout and by the enthusiasm and excitement generated by the event.

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The fifth graders spent the day sharing their learning with the rest of the Park Avenue Elementary. The other classes walked through the bustling halls, pushing buttons, and learning all about these fascinating characters. Teachers and staff praised the student’s effort saying

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The fifth graders spent the day sharing their learning with the rest of the Park Avenue Elementary. The other classes walked through the bustling halls, pushing buttons, and learning all about these fascinating characters. Teachers and staff praised the student’s effort saying

Courtesy photo

The fifth graders spent the day sharing their learning with the rest of the Park Avenue Elementary. The other classes walked through the bustling halls, pushing buttons, and learning all about these fascinating characters. Teachers and staff praised the student’s effort saying

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The fifth graders spent the day sharing their learning with the rest of the Park Avenue Elementary. The other classes walked through the bustling halls, pushing buttons, and learning all about these fascinating characters. Teachers and staff praised the student’s effort saying

By Allison Mount and Debra Logan

Special to The Sentinel

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