Nolan and Benny participated in the Historical Timeline at school today. Each student picks a significant person from history, dresses up like them and presents on them. It was quite impressive to watch these 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders get up in front of such a large group. They did a great job!
Nolan was Malcolm X. He and I both learned a lot about Malcolm X. He did a great job on his presentation and loves the quote, “Without Education you’re not going anywhere in this world.” He loved wearing a suit. (and keeps saying, this jacket feels so good! He may want to wear a suit jacket daily now. 🙂 ) He also loved wearing glasses and a goatee and insisted on getting a ring just like Malcom X. He is quite the actor and posed like this anytime I took a picture of him. I think he nailed. it.
Benny was Ibn Al-Haytham, a man known as the Father of Science and the first known scientist. Each of Benny’s first three choices were also chosen by other students so his teacher helped him find a scientist to research. None of us had heard of Al-Haytham so we all learned a lot about him also. Turns out he wrote the Book of Optics and discovered how vision and optics work as well as many other things. We are now anxiously awaiting for this movie on him to be released. http://www.ibnalhaytham.com/ They wrote us back and let us know it would be available on itunes soon. Benny did a great job presenting and didn’t seem nervous at all.
This is one of my favorite days of the school year. It is so interesting to see who all of the kids choose to present on… from Mary, the mother of Jesus, to Bill Gates and everyone imaginable in between.
I’m so proud of my creative and smart boys.