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September 20, 2018

APW Students Host Traveling Wax Museum


A second grade reading group at Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Elementary School finished the school year with a traveling wax museum presentation.

The group is comprised of six students and is led by second grade teacher Hanna Weigel as a way to promote the students’ reading and reading comprehension skills.

Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Elementary School students strike a pose before taking their traveling wax museum to the school’s kindergarten and first grade classes. From left are: Babe Ruth (Jacob Schick), J.K. Rowling (Gabby Janack), King Tut (Turner Wheaton), Elvis “The King” Presley (Jason Bobanick), Jackie Robinson (Isaac Smith), and Sacagawea (Meagan Pieropan).

Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Elementary School students strike a pose before taking their traveling wax museum to the school’s kindergarten and first grade classes. From left are: Babe Ruth (Jacob Schick), J.K. Rowling (Gabby Janack), King Tut (Turner Wheaton), Elvis “The King” Presley (Jason Bobanick), Jackie Robinson (Isaac Smith), and Sacagawea (Meagan Pieropan).

Each student in the group selected a famous person of interest to research and then then read a biography about their figure.

The students wrote down highlights from their reading, including special facts and characteristics that they found interesting.

With their notes as their guide, each student wrote a report about their subject and then, dressed in character, each student shared their report as part of an oral presentation in the traveling wax museum.

Famous and/or public figures featured in the wax museum included: baseball legends Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson, King Tut, the king of rock and roll Elvis Presley, author J.K. Rowling, and Sacagawea.

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