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The big project in 3rd grade is the living museum. The kids get to pick a "famous" person in history, read a book or 2 about him/her and then dress up like the person. Tomorrow is the living museum part. All 60 3rd graders will line up in the gym according to the age of their person. They will be 'frozen', but when someone walks up to them, they will come alive and speak in the first person about him/herself. B picked Gwen Stefani. Not quite as famous in history as her bff ,Betsy Ross, but famous, yes. Tomorrow I will post a picture of the fashionable Gwen.
Today, the 3rd graders practiced by going to some classrooms. B was a wreck this morning and practiced her 30 sec speech many times. "Hi, I am Gwendolyn Renee Stefani! I was born in Anaheim, California. I lived so close to Disney World that asses from the fireworks would float into my backyard." OK, so she meant "ashes". Once she realized what she said, we both started cracking up. Then she expounded on the thought with, "Hey watch out, there is an ass from Disney flying into our backyard."
Well, that laugh fest made her a whole lot less nervous and me more so. All I could imagine was her going to a 1st grade room and repeating that story. Ugh. Thankfully there was no talk of asses at school, although I did warn her teacher that ash can be a very tricky word.