Third grade students took the opportunity for showing off dual language skills. They dressed up as historical, political, and sports figures, and delivered their recitations of their character’s bio in English or Spanish.
At the school’s “wax museum” the real live characters wore clothing with buttons that when pushed resulted in the student speaking the language on the button.
Visitors to the Wax museum at East Iredell Elementary school could find American Red Cross founder Clara Barton speaking Spanish. Or they could find small versions of Martin Luther King Jr., Benjamin Franklin, and Moses speaking both English and Spanish.
“I taught people how to be good and what they needed to be saved,” East Elementary third-grader Malachi Hernandez said while speaking as Jesus Christ, or Jesuchristo.
The students were very excited to show off what they have learned about history. As members of a dual immersion language group, they were also proud to show off their ability to converse in two languages.