On Thursday, June 14th, students in Mrs. DeMagistris’ fifth grade Social Studies class at BES created their annual Living Wax Museum. This was a bittersweet year for Mrs. DeMagistris’ Wax Museum because she will be retiring at the end of the school year. The fifth graders pulled out all the stops and impressed Mrs. DeMagistris and museum goers with their attention to detail, research, presentation, artwork and costumes.
The fifth grade Mountaineers were responsible for selecting a historical figure or famous person to research as part of their end of year biography project. After completing their research, the students were encouraged to organize notes in chronological order and use relevant information based on what the figure is most well known for.
For the final project presentation, the students became a “wax figure” of the historical figure or famous person they researched. Classmates, students from other grade levels and teachers then walked around the classroom “museum” pressing the “wax figure’s” buzzers. After pressing the buzzer, the student or staff member would listen to and learn from the “wax figure”.
Great job fifth grade and thank you Mrs. DeMagistris for bringing such a wonderful and informational project to life each year.