Saturday, May 19, 2012

Meet Philo T

For the 5th Grade "Wax Museum" Ridge chose to be Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of the television. As you can see, Ridge was very much in character, the wax part. Each 5th grader dressed up as their famous person from American history and then created a poster with a button on it. Then then stand there and wait for someone to come and press their button so that they can say a fact about themselves. It lasted for an hour. Ridge was hot in his costume because he kept his shirt and shorts on underneath his suit.
Wait -- a smile? Massimo can always get his big brother to smile. Ridge did a great job on his project. I'm so impressed that he doesn't procrastinate. (I was up until 3am finishing my big 5th grade project -- a state report about Utah.) He always wants to get his schoolwork done as quickly as possible and he's confident enough to complete homework and projects on his own. I just had to help get supplies for this project and a suit coat from the thrift store, and he did everything else. And even though he doesn't always show his siblings love, he was disappointed that Cannon and Laine's classes didn't come through the "museum" and he commented later that they should have done the event in the evening instead of during the day so that everyone could make it. Eric did come home from work to see it. I'm glad that worked out because Ridge really wanted him to come. Sommer had a great time going around and around the room, pressing every button. She'd listen to about half the fact then move on to the next kid. She must have circled the room five times. I wonder if she learned anything?


Shannon said...

Very cool! I just learned that Philo was a member of the church in the last copy of LDS Living. :)

Pamela said...

Awwww. What a great kid you have there! We miss you all up here in the rainy Pacific Northwest :)

Faye said...

Paige, if Ridge wants to read a cool play about Farnsworth, he should read The Farnsworth Invention adapted by Aaron Sorkin. I saw it here in New York, and it was really interesting and well written. xo