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Mrs. Simmons from Winston Salem NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Living Wax Museum: Where Biographies Come to LIFE!

Help me give my students the resources they need in order to conduct research on a famous individual. Each student will choose an individual and 'become' that person for a final project: A Living Wax Museum.

  • $165 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My third graders are one of a kind! We are a family and have a strong bond! My kiddos love a good challenge! They especially love novel studies, use of technology, hands on activities and so much more! These kids truly make my job a dream!

Their excitement to learn new concepts and positive attitude about school is contagious.

I love being able to come to school each and every day and know that I truly have an impact on their lives. Their questions they ask are deep and complex.

My students come from all different backgrounds and families. The use of shared literature connects us and enables us to learn together as a class.

My Project

In the 3rd nine weeks we focus on biographies & a writing paper. Instead of just researching and writing we add a fun twist!

A living wax museum is a fun and creative way to get students to “do” history instead of just reading and writing about it.

My students will start off by picking a famous individual. They will then conduct research, both by reading a book & utilizing the internet. They will, next, write a short speech that is not only informative, but fun and exciting by adding humor, surprise or even sound effects.

Finally they will perform in a Living Wax Museum for schoolmates, staff and family members. My students will engage their audience each time their “button” is pressed.This research project is one of the most memorable experiences of third grade! Thank you for helping!

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Who Was Walt Disney? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who is J.K. Rowling? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Malala Yousafzai? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Sally Ride? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Michelle Obama? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Jane Goodall? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Princess Diana? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Michael Jackson? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Harriet Tubman? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Helen Keller? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Dr. Seuss? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Amelia Earhart? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Milton Hershey? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Neil Armstrong? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Mother Teresa? • Amazon Business $5.91 1 $5.91
Who Was Albert Einstein? • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Who Was Anne Frank? • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39

Materials cost

$100.65

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$7.85

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$140.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.71

Total project goal

$164.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$164.72

1 Donor

-$164.72

Donations toward project cost

-$140.01

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.71

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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