Thursday, February 24, 2011

Famous Americans

R1 has another school project. Like I didn't know we couldn't get through a school year without a project.

This one is called Famous Americans.

He came home from school with sheet of paper listing Famous people who were born on or before 1960. And a sample of a report he would have to write.

He had to pick at least three in case someone else picked the same one. And the picking was on a first come first serve basis.

Guess who he picked?

Babe Ruth...nope.

Lou Gehrig...nope

Roger Maris...nope

The Wright Brothers...nope

George W Bush...nope

Ronald Reagan...nope

He picked Bill Gates. William "Bill" Gates to be exact.

He had to write a one minute monologue and will have to say it from memory.

The 5th grade class is doing this project and they are having a school function regarding it as well.

The students will line the hallway and have props and pictures in reference to Famous American and they will have a basket set beside them. When a visitor to their spot in the hallway places money in the basket they will have to recite their monologue.

All the money raised also goes toward their classes Project Graduation.

R1 has it all planed out. He knows exactly what he is going to say and what props and such he will be using.

His speech turned out great if I do say so myself. I know I'm a little partial to him.

But I have to say that I'm shocked he didn't pick a baseball player. I think Roger Maris would have been pretty cool to write about.

1 comment:

{amy} said...

Wow! No baseball player?! I'm glad his speech turned out good! That sounds like a neat fundraiser idea!