Those famous people were actually Julie Taie’s second grade students sharing research they had completed over the past five weeks. The students stood like statues around the library, many dressed as the famous people they had studied. When someone touched the magic red dot on the back of their hand, they would come to life as that person and explain what had made them famous, many had memorized their entire speech.
“I am so proud of the kids,” remarked Taie. “They did such a great job of researching and sharing their information.” Through this project students learned and used skills in online research, reading non-fiction materials for important information, writing, creating posters and public speaking.