It’s one of the biggest projects in the fifth grade! Each student considers a Great American to portray. Then the research begins. I can tell you; I was not sorry the research was done at school.
She practiced at home.
I listened; her dad listened to her speech.
She practiced as she wandered around the yard.
Her diligance in making the poster was admirable.
The coat was mine from my Army days…my blues jacket.
This picture gives new meaning to A HAND FULL!
Her sister and her gang of sweet peas came too.
We only heard one other speech
before it was evident one sweet pea was in dire need of a nap!
We left before the other cuties became restless.
How blessed is our family….
Love Bug and Big Sweet Pea could not be any cuter!!!
Instead of listening to each and every speech while sitting in rows, visitors drop in and wander from desk to desk, listening to the student’s first person speech. The array of creative costumes was a silent testimony of the importance of the day. The paper accordion push buttons on each desk had an American flag sign that said simply,
This particular class had a patriotic flavor with George Washington, Nathan Hale and Pocahontas to name a few. The powder horn and leather bag are from one of her brother’s playing solider days years ago. The big felt hat is a replica from Colonial Williamsburg. (It is a great family vacation or romantic get away.)
She really got into this!
Her speech was thought through and well presented with much expression and hand gestures.
No one should have been surprised she picked a famous solider from the Revolution.
Her grandfather was a solider; her dad was a solider; her mother was a solider; and her father was a solider.
We have visited the Virginia Historical Triangle, watched Liberty Kids, a great DVD series by the way, more than once. Did I mention Felicity?
She liked the idea of Deborah’s patriotism, having a secret identity, being an adventurer.
Later in Deborah’s life she did say she did miss the adventure.
Love Bug likes adventures.
It was a good Great American Day!