One of the activities the 3rd grade does each year is the "Wax Museum". The kids choose a famous person, write a report on them, dress like them and then freeze in a pose for parents and other students to see. When Landon was in third grade, he dressed up as Ben Franklin, Callahan was Martin Luther King Jr, and Keaton ... he chose Bill Melendez ... um ... WHO? Apparently, he is the guy who took the two-dimensional Peanuts characters created by Charles Schulz and animated them, bringing them to life in the tv specials. He was even the voice of Snoopy (Snoopy spoke?) So anyway, we tried to create a costume (can YOU tell which is the real Bill in the two photos above?) *Ü*
Parents and siblings are invited to come and view the wax museum. When Landon did it several years ago, I believe they used the cafeteria. When Callahan's class presented theirs, they were in a couple different classrooms ... this year, they were lined up down the hallway. The timing worked out well in that I had to go to the school to pick up Cooper from kindergarten and then we could go right to the wax museum. Even Landon wanted to come and see.
We knew several of the kids ... Betsy Ross and Helen Keller are our neighbors ... and just for fun, I located the picture (below) of Landon from years ago ... as Ben Franklin.