Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Famous American

For as many years as I've been a teacher, the 4th graders at our school have done a 'Wax Museum' of famous Americans. This year was Jackson's turn and I was quite excited to see what he would come up with. I really didn't want to require him to pick whoever I thought was influential like some parents, but I also didn't want him to pick someone, well, boring. First he wanted to do Albert Pujols, and while feelings about Pujols are mixed in STL, he's still awesome in the eyes of a 10 year old, however I vetoed on the issue of nationality. Next he wanted to be Brad Paisley, but his teacher understandably questioned his influence despite his possible popularity. Then we were in talks about Walt Disney, but Josh vetoed and said that if I can refuse to celebrate Columbus Day, he could say no to Walt. Jackson's next idea got me excited - Steve Jobs! I mean, think of how easy the costume would be, and he could bring cool gadgets to school. Sadly, when Jackson saw the size of the Steve Jobs biography he changed his mind. Finally we came to a choice everyone could live with - Tony Hawk! The costume was easy since Jackson prefers to dress like a professional skateboader already; he read through 3 biographies in a week and got a little motivation to go outside and skateboard even though it was kind of cold. Yeah Jackson!!

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