Wax Museum–SS

I am so proud of the students for working so hard on their masks for Wax Museum. The students have all been assigned an Egyptian God/Goddess/Influential figure and have begun decorating their masks to look like the Egyptian God/Goddess/Influential figure that they’ve been assigned to.  This is going to take some major creativity on their part but I know they are up for the challenge.  We will continue decorating our masks on Monday with the expectation that if they are not finished on Monday that they will take them home and finish them.  We will then start the process of researching our God and creating our speeches for Wax Museum.  The students will need to memorize this speech and they will have time to do so during class.  I encourage them to also practice in front of family at home so they can practice in front of an audience.  I’ve asked the students to start thinking about what they will wear the day of the Wax Museum in order to look like the God/Goddess/Influential figure that they’ve been assigned to.  Some students also have headpieces that they will need to think about how to create.  The Wax Museum will take place on Thursday, March 17th.  The students are very excited and will be very busy preparing for it over the next few weeks 🙂
In preparation for Wax Museum, I was hoping to get a $1 donation from each student for touch lights.  On the day of the Wax Museum, the room will be completely dark with lights hanging from the ceiling.  All of the students are wax statues until their button (touch light) gets pressed by one of the visitors of the Wax Museum.  In years past the students have decorated shoe boxes and then had 2 liter bottle caps on top of the shoe boxes that the visitors pressed.  My students expressed concern over how they will know if their button gets pressed or not.  I thought it would be a good idea to have the touch lights with the God’s name tent text to it so it’s clear to the students that the button has been pressed and that it’s time for them to “come to life” and present their speech.  Then the performer will press the touch light again to turn it off and go back to their wax statue state.
If you have any questions about the Wax Museum please let me know.  It’s going to be a great experience for the students.