April 7, 2006

I Am Benjamin Franklin


During the month of February, Cole's class studied great Americans. The students got to choose which great American they would research and write a report on. They could pick anyone, dead or alive, as long as they were from America. This left the choices practically limitless....I mean anyone could have chosen me! Cole chose Benjamin Franklin. Ben was a bit disappointed because he thought he should have picked Elvis! Anyway, Cole read a biography on Ben Franklin, wrote a report, memorized a speech (also written by him), made a power point slide presentation complete with hand-drawn pictures that he scanned in himself (he did all of this at school), and dressed up like Ben Franklin for the Wax Museum. On the day of the Wax Museum all of the students dressed up like their great American, stood on a certain spot in the gym, and waited for anyone to come and "push" the red sticker (button) on their hand so they could give their speech. These kids only talked if someone pushed their "button", and they only said the words to their speech. They could have 5 people come up in a row, or one Annalisa re-push the same kids' button 3 times in a row!! Either way, they did a great job. Cole was embarrassed because his shirt was full of stuffing to make him fatter, so he kept his arms crossed the whole time. We got a pic of Annalisa mimiking him.....she adores Cole!

5 comments:

Wonderful Windy said...

Cole's brilliance is way beyond his years. He is a very cool kid. I am constantly amazed by him!!

Caci said...

when we got his STAR report from his school last week telling us his reading levels, it said his average reading level is 4.9 (that is a 4th grader in the ninth month of school. Remember he is a 2nd grader in the eigth month of school. Also, it said he scored higher than 96% of kids his age, and that he can read up to 5.4 level books. He loves to read. He read The Magician's Nephew by himself and made an 80 on the test. He continues to impress me!

Melissa said...

He is such a cutie! I wish I could have heard his speech. Look like you've got yourself a smart one!

Patti said...

I wonder who he would have chosen if he had stayed at Pinewood Park..Oh...I forgot. He wouldn't have been doing all that wonderful stuff....He would have been doing WORK SHEETS!!!HE HE HE
I am proud of him....but he is not your smartest child... Annalisa can do everything Cole can do and you have pictures to prove it...

Caci said...

That is soooo true!!!