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Famous Figures Call Lockhart Home for a Day

A tradition that spans more than two decades at Lockhart Elementary School was back on April 10, as second graders created a living wax museum. It was the culmination of a weeks-long biography writing unit.

Each student selected a famous person from the past or present to research. Second grade teachers noted that it had to be a person was made a positive contribution to the world or was a good role model. Students selected athletes, entertainers, entrepreneurs, scientists, world leaders and more.

The cafeteria was transformed into a wax museum and students, dressed like their famous figures, took spots around the room. Parents and siblings were invited in. They could go around the room and listen to each student’s prepared speech, which included achievements and interesting facts.

Back in the classrooms, first grade students were invited in to learn about the famous individuals and get a sneak peek at an experience they will have next year.