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Grand Island students create "wax museum"

Posted at 5:40 PM, Feb 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-15 18:07:47-05

Students at one elementary school on Grand Island took part in a fun, but educational lesson on Wednesday.

They were part of a wax museum lesson at William Kaegebein Elementary School.

Each second grader chose someone famous to research. They spent weeks learning about their chosen subject and even wrote a biography about them. Here’s where the “wax museum” comes in. Each student then dressed up as the character.

They had to act as a statue while visitors toured each classroom.

With the push of a button, they would come to life and recite three facts. Parents and other family members were invited to attend.

Students from other grade levels also toured each second grade classroom.

Second Grade Teacher, Jeffrey Lipinczyk brought the idea to the building.

“Having a wax museum is an important way to bring in the community and to connect our school with the community,” Lipinczyk said, “It allows them to see all that hard work that we're putting in on a daily basis.”

This is the first year for the wax museum. Lipinczyk said he hopes to make it an annual tradition every year.