Monday, May 27, 2013

Wax Museum Pics

Hi families of Mr. Abbott's class! Here are a few pictures from our Grandparents' Day Wax Museum. I hope you get to see more next Friday, May 31st at our Learning Celebration. I polled the famous people that were on display, and they said you only get a hint.  So here goes...

-Mr. Abbott

Our first wax statue became famous for his theories on the origin of species while traveling aboard "The Beagle."
This entrepreneur is responsible for the computer/phone you carry in your pocket.
And the primary competitor of our previous inventor, this gentleman created the most popular operating system in the world.
This brave young woman had the wherewithal to record her experiences when the Nazis invaded and took many of her people away.
And you might just recognize the first African-American president of the United States below.
Although his general theory of relativity is what he's best known for, this famous brain is also often quoted on matters of the heart.
Unless you're a muggle of magnificent stature, you cannot help but recognize the creator of Harry Potter.
This forward-thinking woman refused to give up her seat on the bus solely because of the color of her skin.
Even in a photograph, it's difficult tot tell exactly what the world's most famous escape artist is doing with his hands!
This intrepid explorer spent six years opening up a land route to China to trade with Europe.
While I was queen of England, William Shakespeare wrote his enduring plays and tolerance was practiced throughout the realm.
I was the guide that ensured the explorers Lewis and Clark made their trip safe and sound.
If holding the record for home runs doesn't give me away, then maybe knowing that I was traded from the Red Sox to the Yankees will help.
I was First Lady to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and spent some time in Maine.
Our next scientist showed the world the intricate ins and outs of society for chimps, and broke new ground for women in her field.
I sailed around the world!
This happy lady was the first lady to John Adams, and gave him much advice during the continental congress.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Dates and Dates

Hello there friends of Mr. Abbott's Class,

It's getting into that time of year when things move at their fastest and it feels like there's just not enough time to get everything done.  Whether there is or isn't (enough time), we will still get it all done!  With that said, here are some important dates to keep in mind for the next few weeks:

May 14th: Kevin Hawkes author visit

May 24th: Grandparents Day
(this will also be our first performance for our biography wax museum)

May 31st: Learning Celebration
(this will be the second performance of our biography wax museum)

June 5th: Field Trip - Planetarium

June 11th: Field Day

June 12: Gordon Corbett planet expert visit

June 14: Last day of Third Grade!

This is just a quick list, but I wanted to give you a bit of perspective on some of the things we have coming up.  I will be emailing out more detailed descriptions to keep  you up to date with what's going on.  Please feel free to email me any questions, some of this is pretty new to me, too, so I'm trying to get a feel for it all!  :)

See you soon,